Searchable database: How are your schools funded?

Michigan education advocates spar over the definition of "equity." Some say all schools should receive equal funding per pupil, while others claim some should get more, to address the needs of different student populations.

In Michigan, the foundation grant is the basic building block of a school district’s budget. It is the amount of money districts get per pupil, and is funded by state aid and local property taxes. Schools also receive federal grants depending on how many students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

You can use our searchable database to find out how much money your district receives in local, state and federal aid, where it ranks and how it spends it. Figures are from the 2012-13 school year, and are the most recent ones available.

Online Database by Caspio

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Comments

Al Waters
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:54am
Would it be possible to post a top-to-bottom list of school funding?
Byron Williams
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:12pm
Unequal education in the State of Michigan. A direct correlation to money and quality off education. This should be a court case
Charles Richards
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:29pm
The database should have included federal funding as well. And the ranking is useless.
R.L.
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:56pm
Some public schools have over 10% special education students enrolled and up to the age of 26 How many charter schools have Special Ed. students enrooled in their schools. I will wait for a response.
Tamera Powers
Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:56am
Mike, it is great to see a report about the inequalities of K-12 funding. I would like to ask you to take the data one step further. Show what schools have available after paying pension costs and authorization fees. Note I did not distinguish traditional public and charter schools as some charter schools do participate in the pension plan. Also note the pension costs use to be paid by the state not taken out of school's per student revenue.