South Carolina2021-11-17T21:50:45+00:00


South Carolina published FY 2019-20 school-by-school spending data on their report card. Located on the Financial Data tab of the SC School Report Card, the financial data are broken out by source of funds and personnel and non-personnel costs. Explore South Carolina’s spending data below or access the report card HERE and the statewide data files (Report Cards Data Additional Info) HERE.

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See our FY19 spending and outcomes analyses


Visit your school, district, and the state report card to collect average per-pupil spending.

Visit the report card for each school in your district to collect spending information.

South Carolina does not break out spending by services.

The South Carolina report card does not provide a way to directly compare spending with demographics.

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

The compare feature of the report card allows you to compare up to three schools across the state. To compare more than three schools, download the “Report Cards Data Additional Info” and visit the “Financial Data Page” tab to view spending for any school in the state.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the “Active Student Headcounts” page from the South Carolina Department of Education to identify demographically similar schools. Then collect spending information for comparison schools from the “Financial Data Page” tab of the downloadable “Report Cards Data Additional Info” 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, “Take the Report Card Survey” on the homepage of the report card website.