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How much did your school district spend last year?

As I mentioned in two previous blog posts, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year.

Note that city school systems follow the county in which they operate, e.g., Asheville City Schools follows Buncombe County Schools.

Ranks: 1 = highest (Hyde County Schools) and 116 = lowest (Innovative School District, which is one school).

School District State PPE State Rank Federal PPE Federal Rank Local PPE Local Rank Total PPE Total Rank
Alamance-Burlington Schools 6,271.90 100 1,016.85 76 1,973.82 68 9,262.57 104
Alexander County Schools 7,134.01 49 884.27 88 1,713.21 88 9,731.49 86
Alleghany County Schools 8,686.90 14 1,284.77 35 2,529.23 30 12,500.90 13
Anson County Schools 7,942.80 29 1,603.57 15 1,946.92 69 11,493.29 30
Ashe County Schools 7,857.67 32 1,185.17 50 2,145.42 55 11,188.26 35
Avery County Schools 8,569.51 17 1,152.25 54 2,442.08 37 12,163.84 17
Beaufort County Schools 6,765.14 68 1,267.90 38 2,652.19 25 10,685.23 46
Bertie County Schools 8,927.02 11 1,962.90 6 1,339.88 109 12,229.80 14
Bladen County Schools 7,815.84 33 1,771.91 9 1,569.64 97 11,157.39 36
Brunswick County Schools 6,421.88 91 1,069.32 67 2,782.90 23 10,274.10 57
Buncombe County Schools 6,320.58 96 1,049.70 70 3,143.23 13 10,513.51 52
Asheville City Schools 6,558.25 79 886.19 87 5,949.48 2 13,393.92 11
Burke County Schools 6,828.30 66 1,094.27 61 1,610.16 95 9,532.73 91
Cabarrus County Schools 5,981.62 113 620.03 110 2,244.71 49 8,846.36 112
Kannapolis City Schools 6,515.83 81 1,177.30 51 2,311.06 45 10,004.19 71
Caldwell County Schools 6,919.93 58 951.82 83 2,011.40 67 9,883.15 76
Camden County Schools 7,935.95 30 453.78 116 1,734.83 84 10,124.56 64
Carteret County Schools 6,400.30 92 872.59 91 3,111.61 15 10,384.50 56
Caswell County Schools 8,312.39 20 1,271.93 37 1,650.66 93 11,234.98 33
Catawba County Schools 6,200.82 105 983.43 79 1,931.91 72 9,116.16 108
Hickory City Schools 6,456.32 86 1,015.99 77 1,851.31 78 9,323.62 102
Newton-Conover City Schools 6,651.39 76 1,023.72 73 2,097.39 58 9,772.50 81
Chatham County Schools 6,445.85 88 743.68 105 3,688.11 7 10,877.64 41
Cherokee County Schools 7,922.13 31 1,222.39 45 2,825.45 21 11,969.97 19
Edenton-Chowan County Schools 8,198.27 23 1,092.86 63 2,287.32 47 11,578.45 27
Clay County Schools 8,915.66 12 883.11 89 1,584.16 96 11,382.93 31
Cleveland County Schools 6,834.05 65 1,116.57 58 1,933.93 70 9,884.55 75
Columbus County Schools 7,528.11 35 1,468.22 22 1,209.47 112 10,205.80 59
Whiteville City Schools 7,965.35 28 1,778.00 8 1,092.63 113 10,835.98 43
Craven County Schools 6,384.41 93 1,136.55 55 2,351.60 41 9,872.56 78
Cumberland County Schools 6,320.97 95 1,249.15 39 1,932.94 71 9,503.06 94
Currituck County Schools 6,613.97 77 612.53 111 2,894.86 18 10,121.36 66
Dare County Schools 6,551.43 80 601.21 112 4,846.10 3 11,998.74 18
Davidson County Schools 6,367.68 94 674.66 108 1,524.15 101 8,566.49 114
Lexington City Schools 7,058.15 52 1,515.01 20 2,364.70 40 10,937.86 39
Thomasville City Schools 6,882.38 61 2,039.60 5 2,813.80 22 11,735.78 25
Innovative School District 6,964.11 56 875.09 90 63.19 116 7,902.39 116
Davie County Schools 6,302.00 98 760.59 101 2,346.69 44 9,409.28 97
Duplin County Schools 7,463.48 38 1,219.70 46 1,485.10 104 10,168.28 62
Durham County Schools 6,506.06 82 1,227.83 43 4,017.01 6 11,750.90 23
Edgecombe County Schools 7,495.98 37 1,657.90 12 1,446.07 106 10,599.95 49
Forsyth County Schools 6,267.17 101 1,053.54 68 2,553.79 29 9,874.50 77
Franklin County Schools 6,798.46 67 870.09 92 2,101.29 57 9,769.84 82
Gaston County Schools 6,228.71 102 1,045.80 71 1,925.53 73 9,200.04 106
Gates County Schools 8,695.46 13 833.71 95 2,349.15 42 11,878.32 21
Graham County Schools 9,410.39 8 1,586.41 17 2,494.12 35 13,490.92 10
Granville County Schools 7,073.95 51 788.56 99 2,120.91 56 9,983.42 72
Greene County Schools 8,522.51 18 1,389.12 26 820.17 115 10,731.80 45
Guilford County Schools 6,195.33 106 1,084.61 65 2,844.01 19 10,123.95 65
Halifax County Schools 9,478.23 7 2,813.70 1 2,591.02 28 14,882.95 7
Roanoke Rapids City Schools 6,973.96 55 928.68 85 1,847.58 79 9,750.22 84
Weldon City Schools 10,349.88 6 2,065.07 4 3,240.37 11 15,655.32 2
Harnett County Schools 6,436.63 89 960.55 81 1,509.99 102 8,907.17 111
Haywood County Schools 6,456.71 85 1,120.85 56 2,494.20 34 10,071.76 69
Henderson County Schools 6,221.80 104 938.01 84 2,382.98 39 9,542.79 90
Hertford County Schools 8,617.82 15 1,654.90 13 1,685.17 90 11,957.89 20
Hoke County Schools 7,413.46 40 1,192.47 49 916.74 114 9,522.67 92
Hyde County Schools 14,142.65 1 1,842.11 7 3,424.69 10 19,409.45 1
Iredell-Statesville Schools 6,047.82 110 745.8 104 2,038.96 66 8,832.58 113
Mooresville City Schools 5,830.69 116 595.03 113 2,911.03 17 9,336.75 101
Jackson County Schools 7,057.09 53 1,100.53 59 2,494.53 33 10,652.15 48
Johnston County Schools 6,301.17 99 688.04 107 2,049.77 65 9,038.98 110
Jones County Schools 11,069.01 3 1,611.44 14 2,233.83 51 14,914.28 6
Lee County Schools 6,317.87 97 969.97 80 2,056.07 63 9,343.91 100
Lenoir County Schools 6,913.80 59 1,433.31 23 1,433.90 107 9,781.01 80
Lincoln County Schools 6,147.06 107 733.88 106 1,652.40 92 8,533.34 115
Macon County Schools 6,870.68 63 991.45 78 2,237.43 50 10,099.56 67
Madison County Schools 8,311.15 21 1,091.25 64 1,713.97 87 11,116.37 38
Martin County Schools 8,316.34 19 1,431.37 24 2,467.86 36 12,215.57 15
McDowell County Schools 7,199.22 46 1,248.47 40 1,731.69 85 10,179.38 60
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 5,965.45 114 811.78 97 2,728.73 24 9,505.96 93
Mitchell County Schools 8,612.36 16 1,019.80 75 1,563.00 98 11,195.16 34
Montgomery County Schools 7,450.42 39 1,337.43 32 2,079.18 60 10,867.03 42
Moore County Schools 6,142.15 108 816.4 96 2,516.17 32 9,474.72 95
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools 6,695.42 75 1,159.33 52 1,736.48 83 9,591.23 88
New Hanover County Schools 6,226.20 103 910.01 86 3,520.34 9 10,656.55 47
Northampton County Schools 10,722.84 4 2,094.70 3 2,517.67 31 15,335.21 3
Onslow County Schools 6,013.74 111 849.71 94 2,178.86 53 9,042.31 109
Orange County Schools 6,453.69 87 656.41 109 4,427.72 5 11,537.82 29
Chapel-Hill/Carrboro City Schools 6,130.51 109 464.77 115 6,345.45 1 12,940.73 12
Pamlico County Schools 9,022.65 10 1,222.53 44 4,712.09 4 14,957.27 5
Pasquotank County Schools 7,290.91 42 1,093.29 62 2,085.55 59 10,469.75 53
Pender County Schools 6,473.28 84 797.03 98 2,078.83 61 9,349.14 99
Perquimans County Schools 8,271.97 22 1,315.26 33 2,078.35 62 11,665.58 26
Person County Schools 6,872.53 62 1,384.77 27 1,912.88 76 10,170.18 61
Pitt County Schools 6,486.84 83 1,248.09 41 1,923.01 74 9,657.94 87
Polk County Schools 8,096.41 27 1,031.37 72 3,051.04 16 12,178.82 16
Randolph County Schools 6,740.10 70 956.82 82 1,660.75 91 9,357.67 98
Asheboro City Schools 6,727.17 72 1,242.15 42 2,197.10 52 10,166.42 63
Richmond County Schools 7,164.94 47 1,568.06 18 1,356.85 108 10,089.85 68
Robeson County Schools 7,497.90 36 1,672.39 11 1,243.66 111 10,413.95 55
Rockingham County Schools 6,731.50 71 1,118.35 57 1,448.61 105 9,298.46 103
Rowan-Salisbury County Schools 6,579.40 78 1,154.73 53 2,292.50 46 10,026.63 70
Rutherford County Schools 7,275.84 43 1,357.72 30 1,918.44 75 10,552.00 50
Sampson County Schools 7,218.50 45 1,358.79 29 1,260.05 110 9,837.34 79
Clinton City Schools 6,719.33 73 1,348.50 31 2,163.49 54 10,231.32 58
Scotland County Schools 7,686.43 34 1,472.17 21 2,606.90 26 11,765.50 22
Stanly County Schools 6,718.15 74 856.58 93 1,546.47 100 9,121.20 107
Stokes County Schools 7,106.81 50 1,074.36 66 2,348.03 43 10,529.20 51
Surry County Schools 6,981.13 54 1,204.57 48 1,782.06 82 9,967.76 73
Elkin City Schools 7,380.09 41 786.91 100 2,263.96 48 10,430.96 54
Mount Airy City Schools 7,162.28 48 1,374.28 28 2,385.11 38 10,921.67 40
Swain County Schools 8,122.96 25 1,561.86 19 2,051.76 64 11,736.58 24
Transylvania County Schools 6,897.65 60 1,050.72 69 3,622.57 8 11,570.94 28
Tyrrell County Schools 11,832.89 2 1,709.50 10 1,551.16 99 15,093.55 4
Union County Schools 5,864.67 115 760.41 102 2,591.83 27 9,216.91 105
Vance County Schools 8,184.31 24 1,405.75 25 1,650.56 94 11,240.62 32
Wake County Schools 6,000.58 112 585.51 114 2,827.10 20 9,413.19 96
Warren County Schools 9,233.41 9 1,595.20 16 3,123.29 14 13,951.90 9
Washington County Schools 10,510.92 5 2,128.62 2 1,723.95 86 14,363.49 8
Watauga County Schools 6,753.53 69 749.17 103 3,232.67 12 10,735.37 44
Wayne County Schools 6,956.55 57 1,280.86 36 1,501.16 103 9,738.57 85
Wilkes County Schools 6,847.35 64 1,096.91 60 1,816.03 80 9,760.29 83
Wilson County Schools 6,426.55 90 1,286.37 34 1,870.58 77 9,583.50 89
Yadkin County Schools 7,228.80 44 1,020.69 74 1,690.12 89 9,939.61 74
Yancey County Schools 8,116.72 26 1,211.69 47 1,806.69 81 11,135.10 37
STATE TOTAL 6,479.36 N/A 975.38 N/A 2,410.30 N/A 9,865.04 N/A

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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