New Jersey2021-11-17T21:44:27+00:00


New Jersey Department of Education released FY 2019-20 school-by-school spending data on the New Jersey School Performance Report system. Explore New Jersey’s spending below or access New Jersey’s report card HERE.

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See our FY19 spending and outcomes analyses


New Jersey published a downloadable excel file containing school spending by district, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school in the state. Use this to calculate state and district average per-pupil spending.

Find your school from the School Performance Report page. Then, click “Detailed Report” and select the “Per-Pupil Expenditures” tab. The “Link to District Summary of 2019-20 School-Level Per Pupil Expenditures by Source” shows spending across all schools in your district.

The New Jersey report card does not have the ability to directly compare spending with demographics.

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

Access each school’s report card to view demographics and per-pupil expenditures.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Download the 2019-20 Performance Reports Database file by school to identify schools with similar demographics. Then, collect school-level spending data from the downloadable file.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limited outcomes data was collected for school year 2019-20. Visit each school’s report card to gather comparison details on spending, demographics, and any available outcomes data.

Edunomics Lab developed interactive data displays to explore resource equity, how dollars are allocated to schools, and which schools are most able to leverage their money to maximize student outcomes. Explore the analyses here.

If you have questions about the data or feedback on the report card, email reportcard@doe.nj.gov.