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Current Expenditures per Pupil for Public PreK-12 Education Increased by 3.5 percent in FY 21 (School Year 2020-21)

Current expenditures per pupil on a national basis increased by 3.5 percent to $14,295 in FY 21, after adjusting for inflation.

The states with the largest increases in current expenditures per pupil from FY 20 to FY 21, after adjusting for inflation, were Maine (11.9 percent), Arizona (7.6 percent), Montana (7.4 percent), Louisiana (7.3 percent), Massachusetts (6.6), and New Hampshire as well as Wyoming (6.4 percent).