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COLORADO

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website provides school-level spending details with the opportunity to compare detailed spending across schools and against state averages. The State of Colorado does not report the data; rather, the Colorado Department of Education does. It is important to note that the school-level expenditure data does not reflect the school share of central costs. Explore Colorado’s spending data below or jump over to the Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website provides per-pupil expenditure data for each school. However, this figure does not include the school share of central costs to reflect an actual per-pupil expenditure for each school in the state.

QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website provides a per-pupil expenditure comparison to the state average, though the school share of central costs is not reflected in either figure. Colorado does not have an online option to directly compare your school’s spending to district averages.

View your school’s financial transparency report with the state average provided.

View your district’s financial transparency report to make comparisons to school and state data.

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website does not have an online option to directly compare your school’s spending on services to district averages. Further, the site does not provide details on state spending on services.

View your school’s total spending overview to gather comparison details on per-pupil spending on services, transportation, and operations.

View your district’s total spending overview to see average per-pupil spending on services, transportation, and operations.

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website has a compare feature that allows you to compare spending for up to four schools. Note: the school share of central costs is not reflected in the per-pupil expenditure figures. Student enrollment and demographic information is available on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see spending on services for up to three additional schools.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

View school enrollment and demographic data on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard to identify comparison schools using enrollment by student type, grade level, etc.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see spending on services for up to three additional schools.

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website has a compare feature that allows you to compare spending for up to four schools. Note: the school share of central costs is not reflected in the per-pupil expenditure figures. Student enrollment and demographic information is available on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see spending details for up to three additional schools.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

View school enrollment and demographic data on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard to identify comparison schools using enrollment by student type, grade level, etc.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see spending details for up to three additional schools.

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website has a compare feature that allows you to compare spending for up to four schools. Note: the school share of central costs is not reflected in the per-pupil expenditure figures. Student enrollment and demographic information, plus outcomes details under “Achievement” and “Growth,” are available on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each school’s outcomes details under “Achievement” and “Growth” on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see details on spending for up to three additional schools.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

View school enrollment and demographic data on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard to identify comparison schools using enrollment by student type, grade level, etc.

View each school’s outcomes details under “Achievement” and “Growth” on the Colorado Department of Education District and School Data Dashboard.

View your school’s financial transparency report and use the compare feature to see details on spending for up to three additional schools.

The Colorado K12 Financial Transparency website does not have an online option to directly compare all schools within a district. To gather per-pupil expenditures, view financial transparency reports for each school in the district. (You can view all schools in your district from the district’s financial transparency report.) Note: the school share of central costs is not reflected in the per-pupil expenditure figures. Since you will need to look at each school individually, it may be helpful to consider comparing by school type (such as high, middle, or elementary).

View your district’s financial transparency report to see all schools in your district.

View each school’s financial transparency report to gather per-pupil spending details.

MORE ABOUT COLORADO

Colorado is continuing to build out its online reporting system. We encourage you to check back for updates. If you have any questions about the data reported by Colorado or feedback on its report card, please contact the Colorado Office of School Finance.