North Dakota2022-02-11T19:10:58+00:00


North Dakota published FY 2019-20 school-by-school spending data on their report card known as “Insights.” School-by-school per-pupil expenditures are located under the “School Environment” tab on each school’s summary, where you can view a breakdown of expenses by federal, state and local dollars. Explore North Dakota’s data below or jump to the report card HERE.

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See our FY19 spending and outcomes analyses


Visit your school’s Insights report and navigate to “School Finances” under the “School Environment” tab, where you will find a bar chart containing per-pupil expenditures at the school compared to the district and state averages.

Visit the Download Insights Data page and navigate to “Per Pupil Spending” to access a downloadable data file containing the per-pupil expenditures for all schools in a district and the state. Go to your district’s Insight report page to see a list of all schools in a district, and use this list to collect spending information for all desired schools from the data file.

North Dakota does not break down spending by service.

The North Dakota report card does not have an online option to directly compare spending with demographics.

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

View each comparison school’s Insights report. Spending data are located in the “School Environment” tab under “School Finances.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Download the “K-12 Enrollment” 2019-2020 file from the Download Insights Data page to identify demographically similar schools. Then download the “Per Pupil Spending” 2019-2020 file to collect spending information for comparison schools.

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 any questions about the data reported or feedback on the report card, please contact North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction.