Wisconsin published FY 2019-20 school-by-school spending data on their report card known as WISEdash. Wisconsin reports spending by local, state, and federal dollars per pupil, and by school and district level. Explore Wisconsin’s spending data below, or view the report card HERE.

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See our FY19 spending and outcomes analyses


The “2019-20 Data Download File” provides the per-pupil expenditures for each school across the state. Use this file to calculate the average per-pupil spending for your district and the state.

Visit your district’s report card to view per-pupil spending for every school in the district.

The Wisconsin report card does not enable comparisons of spending with demographics.

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

View each comparison school’s report card. To access demographic data, click on “Student Engagement” then “Enrollment” and filter by the demographics you wish to compare. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Download the “enrollment_certified_2019-20” file, which contains demographic information for each school in the state, to identify schools with similar demographics. Then view each comparison school’s report card. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.”

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 or feedback on the report card, contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.