Only 40% Of U.S. Students Are In Districts That Spend At Least The National Average Per Pupil

But the distribution is uneven and weighted toward opposite extremes. In seven states, 100 percent of students are in districts that spend at or above the national average ($11,841 per pupil). In eight states, fewer than 5 percent of students are in such districts.

Share Of Students, By State

Number of States, By Share of Students


Figures are adjusted to reflect regional cost differences and student needs.