First-ever national data set of public K-12 spending by school

What do you want to explore?

Access the raw files we obtain from states while our team conducts validation checks and norms the data.
All states available except: NM
States available so far: AR, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC,

Find My School

See spending per student for one school compared to district and state average.

All Schools in a District

Compare spending per student for all schools in one district.

Custom View

View and/or download spending per student data across multiple or types of states, districts, or schools.

How can NERD$ data be used?

Explore how district policies impact the distribution of dollars across schools.

Examine the relationship between spending and outcomes across different school populations and contexts.

Investigate and evaluate investments in education components and programs.

Help leaders understand costs and identify spending tradeoffs to improve schooling.

More About NERD$

NERD$ is a joint effort of Georgetown University’s Edunomics Lab and Massive Data Institute. This work is funded in part by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305D200032 to Georgetown University. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.


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