As the education gap between different parts of the United States continues to grow, as there are areas more affluent than others, more focus is being put on the funding for public schools. By being more well-funded, school districts across the country are able to offer many more opportunities to give their students their figurative tools to succeed. Public schools are funded by local, state, and federal resources, but nearly half of the funding for these schools comes from property taxes.
Therefore, the wealthier areas that have pricier homes will have more money to put back into their local school systems. This infographic from AAA State of Play analyzes the schools that spend the most per student in the country. The data shows that 38 of the top 50 school districts in terms of spending on their students are located in New York State (76% of the top 50), with Syosset Central School District (Syosset, NY) spending the most on average per student at $32,125.