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Wyckoff Schools Report Lower Than Average Per Pupil Spending

But, Franklin Lakes and Ramapo Indian Hills came in above the average in the state's recently released the 2014 Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending.

On a ranking of New Jersey school districts based on per pupil costs during the 2012-13 school year, Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes are somewhere in the middle of the pack.

According to an interactive map NJSpotlight.com put together based on the 2014 Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending, recently released by the state Department of Education, it costs between $8,400 and  $94,000 to educate each child in the state.

Wyckoff spent $18,633 to educate each student in the district during the 2012-13 school year, the data said. That's slightly lower than the state average, $18,891 per pupil. The state average is up about 4.8% from the previous school year, the report said.

On the other side of the average, Franklin Lakes reported spending $23,294 per student during the 2012-13 school year.

Ramapo Indian Hills, the regional high school district serving students from both towns and Oakland, was also above average, at $23,039 per pupil, the report said.

According to NJSpotlight.com, the district with the lowest per pupil spending in the state was the Classical Academy Charter School in Clifton, and the highest went to the Bergen County Special Services District. Special education districts held the top six spots on the list last year, the report said.

Of regular-education districts, Avalon, a K-8 in Cape May County, posted the highest per pupil spending, at $43,775.

Check out the interactive map here, and the full Taxpayer's Guide here.
NLTITAN May 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM
Seriously - talking about the RHS and IHHS - NO WAY - Oh -maybe because the taxpayers paid for their laptops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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