2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Efficient Spending on Education

2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Efficient Spending on Education

2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Efficient Spending on Education

2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Efficient Spending on Education

Boston is #66 on list for least efficient spending on education

Cities with the Most Efficient Spending on Education Cities with the Least Efficient Spending on Education
1 Miami, FL 81 St. Paul, MN
2 Grand Rapids, MI 82 Syracuse, NY
3 Richmond, VA 83 Riverside, CA
4 Mobile, AL 84 Worcester, MA
5 Tucson, AZ 85 Bakersfield, CA
6 Detroit, MI 86 New York, NY
7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 87 Buffalo, NY
8 Austin, TX 88 Springfield, MA
9 Philadelphia, PA 89 Yonkers, NY
10 Birmingham, AL 90 Rochester, NY

Key Stats

  • Education spending per capita is four times higher in Buffalo, N.Y., than in San Francisco.
  • The poverty rate is six times higher in Detroit than in Fremont, Calif.
  • The median household income is four times higher in Fremont, Calif., than in Cleveland.
  • The percentage of children in single-parent families is five times higher in Cleveland than in Fremont, Calif.
  • The percentage of households that do not speak English as their first language is 28 times higher in Santa Ana, Calif., than in Jackson, Miss.
  • The average standardized test scores are four times better in Corpus Christi, Texas, than in Rochester, N.Y.
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