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Alaska ranked 12th in total per-pupil K-12 revenue


May 26, 2007

The United States Census Bureau has just released education-related financial data for the federal fiscal year 2005, which was the school year of 2004-2005. The report includes revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems.

The report shows that Alaska ranked 12th of the states and D.C. in total per-pupil K-12 revenue ($12,064), which includes federal, state and local sources.

Alaska was second in per-pupil federal revenue ($2,284), eighth in state revenue ($6,629), and thirty-fifth in local revenue ($3,151).

Nearly 19 percent of Alaska's K-12 funds came from the federal government, 55 percent from the state, and 26 percent from local governments. The total K-12 revenue from all sources was nearly $1.6 billion.

Alaska's total per-pupil revenue of $12,064 was above the national average of $10,159, which ranged from $17,809 in D.C. to $6,510 in Utah.


On the Web:

U.S. Census Bureau: Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data


Source of News:

U.S. Census Bureau

Alaska Department of Education


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