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School spending per student

New data from the U.S. Census bureau shows that Maine's per-pupil spending exceeds the national average, but is also more frugal than neighboring states.

In the 2012-2013 school year, Maine public schools ranked 14th among all states in per-pupil spending at $12,147. That exceeds the national average by 14%, but it's less than spending in the other northeastern states.

Maine also ranks 14th among all states for per-pupil spending on teacher salaries, but it ranks 9th among states for per-pupil administrative expenditures.

Click below to compare spending categories, or mouse over the map to see detailed figures for each state:

  • Total per-pupil spending
  • Per-pupil administration costs
  • Per-pupil teacher salaries
INTERACTIVE: Christian MilNeil | @vigorousnorth