Census: Fort Bend ISD spending per student up 2% in 2017

Between 2014 and 2017, Fort Bend ISD school spending per pupil grew nearly 13%.

Between 2014 and 2017, Fort Bend ISD school spending per pupil grew nearly 13%.

Fort Bend ISD’s spending per pupil rose 2.2% to $8,686 during the 2017 fiscal year, compared to $8,495 per pupil in 2016, according to new data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Since 2014, the amount spent per pupil in FBISD grew to nearly $1,000, or almost 13%, according to the data. In that time, the school district gained more than 3,000 students for an enrollment of 74,146 in 2017 versus 70,931 in 2014.

FBISD, along with Cypress-Fairbanks, Houston and Katy ISDs, is also listed as one of the largest 100 public school systems in the United States, ranked by enrollment.

Across Texas, per pupil spending increased nearly 4% to $9,375 in 2017, compared to $9,015 per pupil in 2016, the Census reported.

For all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the amount spent per pupil for elementary and secondary education—prekindergarten through 12th grade—increased by 3.7% to $12,201 per pupil during the 2017 fiscal year, compared to $11,763 per pupil in 2016, the Census found.

The increase in spending in 2017 was due in part to an overall increase in revenue for school systems in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Census. In 2017, public elementary and secondary education revenue, from all sources, amounted to $694.1 billion, up 3.4% from $671.2 billion in 2016.

This data comes from the 2017 Annual Survey of School System Finances. The census said education finance data includes revenues, expenditures, debt,  and assets—cash and security holdings—of elementary to secondary public school systems. Statistics cover school systems in all states and include the District of Columbia. The statistics are not adjusted for cost-of-living differences between geographic areas.
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By Christine Hall

Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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