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Massachusetts2020-10-16T20:39:19+00:00

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts released preliminary FY19 school-by-school spending data on the School Finance and District Support page of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. The excel file contains spending, demographic, outcomes, and staffing information for each school in the state. Massachusetts currently has FY17 and FY18 spending data on the report card; FY19 spending data will be added later this year. Explore Massachusetts’s spending data below or jump over to the DESE School Finance and District Support page HERE or the state report card to view FY17 and FY18 school-by-school spending data HERE.

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

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

Massachusetts published “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” which includes spending for every school in the state and district. Download this excel file and filter by district to view the spending for all the schools in your district(s).

Massachusetts published “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” that includes spending for every school in the state and district. While this tool does not provide state and district averages, you can use this data set to calculate the average for the state and the comparison district(s).

The Massachusetts Report Card does not yet provide an ability to directly compare spending with demographics. However, Massachusetts published “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” a downloadable data file which includes demographic data as well as per-pupil spending for every school in the state. Download this file and filter by district(s) or school(s) to conduct your comparison.

Massachusetts published “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” that includes staffing and spending by services for every school in the state and district. While this tool does not provide state and district averages, you can use this data set to calculate the average for the state and the comparison district(s).

While the report card does not provide online interactive comparisons, Massachusetts published the “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” that includes staffing, proficiency on the English and math exams, as well as demographic data for each school. While the data set includes the percent of students who are low income, have a disability, or are English language learners, this data set does not provide demographics by race or ethnicity. Other outcomes data, such as graduation rate or growth data, and demographic can be found by accessing each individual school’s report card.

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Download the “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” report and search by comparison school(s).

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Spending, outcomes, and demographic data can be found on the “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” report. Use this tool to determine demographically similar schools, or schools with similar outcomes to create your own analysis.

The Massachusetts Report Card does not yet provide an ability to directly compare spending on services with demographics. However, Massachusetts published “Preliminary FY2019 Per Pupil Expenditures by School” a downloadable data file which includes demographic data as well as spending by service for every school in the state. Download this file and filter by district(s) or school(s) to conduct your comparison.

MORE ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts is continuing to work on improving their report card system and the school-level data that is included. If you have any questions about the data reported by Massachusetts or feedback on its report card please email the Education Data Services Department HERE.

The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, created an interactive tool where users can explore school spending related to student need and student outcomes in Massachusetts elementary schools. Access this tool HERE. Additionally, MBAE has a blog series on education funding and spending in Massachusetts detailing total spending, revenue sources and enrollment trends. Read this blog series HERE.

In addition, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a policy brief developed in collaboration with the Urban Institute to better understand variations in school level spending across the state. The Department commissioned the brief to accompany the FY18 school-by-school expenditure data on the district and school report cards.