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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Note: The following data are derived from U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of School System Finances for 2016-17 school fiscal years. The calculations represent “current expenditures” as classified by the Census Bureau, excluding capital. They also exclude charter school enrollment and spending, and the national ranking does not include districts with null values in the enrollment or current expenditure columns.



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