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Poor Community, Rich School District

Wealthy community’s school funding less rich

Public schools in Michigan spent an average of $13,315 per student in 2018-19. That includes money from local, state and federal sources.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District spent $16,506 per student. Grosse Pointe Public Schools spent $14,442 per pupil.

The data is from the National Public Education Financial Survey, collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

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