Washington published FY 2019-20 school-by-school spending data on the Washington State Report Card and on separate per-pupil expenditure pages with comparisons to district and state averages. Explore Washington’s spending data below or jump over to the state report card HERE.

A note from the Washington report card page: These per-pupil amounts are estimated based on district reported data. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction used a uniform allocation method to estimate the per-pupil amounts. OSPI will use this method to report per-pupil expenditures until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

See our FY19 spending and outcomes analysis
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View the Actual Expenditure Summary under the Finance tab of your school’s report card and hover over the pie chart to see a breakdown of federal, state, local and total per-pupil expenditures. Then complete the same steps on the district and state report cards to view average per-pupil expenditures.

Download the Report Card Per-pupil Finance Data 2019-20 file from the Data Portal to compare spending across schools within your district.

Washington does not break down spending by services.

The Washington Report Card does not provide an ability to directly compare spending with demographics. However, Washington state does provide downloadable spending and demographic data.

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

Use the Washington Report Card to visit each comparison school(s) page to gather demographic and school financial data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Download the Report Card Enrollment 2019-20 School Year file to identify demographically similar schools. Then visit each comparison school(s) report card to gather school financial data.

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 by Washington state or feedback on its report card please email: reportcardredesign@k12.wa.us