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Cost of Educating a Pupil, K-12
Los Angeles County

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Cost of Education, K-12 - Los Angeles County
All Public School Districts

School Year Total Expense of Education (1) Expense ADA (2) Expense Per ADA(3)
2017-2018 $15,978,179,149 1,252,504.1 $12,757
2016-2017 $15,553,827,025 1,277,081.5 $12,179
2015-2016 $15,007,730,833 1,299,559.7 $11,548
2014-2015 $13,852,613,469 1,325,255.8 $10,453
2013-2014 $12,652,178,728 1,347,886.9 $9,387
2012-2013 $12,204,912,465 1,362,516.5 $8,958
2011-2012 $12,370,253,085 1,385,806.2 $8,926
2010-2011 $12,538,304,972 1,409,372.6 $8,896

(1) TOTAL EXPENSE OF EDUCATION: Includes salaries, employee benefits (state payments to retirement systems on behalf of districts were included since 2014-15), books and supplies, equipment replacement, and services and indirect costs. Deducted from this figure are non-agency activities, community services, food services, fringe benefits for retired persons and facilities acquisition and construction.
(2) EXPENSE ADA: Total days of student attendance divided by the total days of instruction. This figure, accounting for student absences and other factors, differs from total enrollment.
(3) EXPENSE PER ADA: Adjusted expenditures are divided by the total ADA to arrive at the Current Expense (or Cost) of Education per ADA.

Source: California Dept. of Education



Cost of Education, K-12 - By School District
Compare Latest Data, 5 Years Ago & 2010

 
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
ABC Unified $215,049,027 $10,831 $181,987,852 $8,925 $160,703,082 $8,054
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified $14,550,055 $14,173 $10,738,244 $10,337 $12,295,674 $7,795
Alhambra Unified $199,924,954 $12,226 $159,312,855 $9,354 $142,190,699 $7,937
Antelope Valley Union High $256,184,424 $13,232 $202,745,263 $10,620 $185,426,203 $8,704
Arcadia Unified $101,395,950 $11,009 $82,577,530 $8,784 $71,916,755 $7,596
Azusa Unified $107,281,500 $13,470 $93,498,449 $10,434 $84,083,419 $8,319
Baldwin Park Unified $162,058,735 $12,995 $129,106,775 $9,364 $121,041,388 $8,109
Bassett Unified $47,437,464 $13,887 $42,206,429 $10,946 $39,491,354 $9,131
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Bellflower Unified $134,921,182 $11,674 $122,533,303 $9,662 $99,030,755 $7,354
Beverly Hills Unified $65,551,729 $17,371 $58,193,038 $14,334 $51,417,904 $11,464
Bonita Unified $102,533,880 $10,534 $85,317,442 $8,711 $70,597,940 $7,397
Burbank Unified $156,850,436 $10,762 $127,290,654 $8,633 $112,256,971 $7,570
Castaic Union $21,027,579 $10,071 $22,313,077 $9,041 $22,906,617 $7,928
Centinela Valley Union High $84,386,542 $14,148 $76,222,207 $12,628 $58,907,481 $9,985
Charter Oak Unified $51,054,738 $11,067 $45,927,875 $9,176 $41,608,823 $7,198
Claremont Unified $72,975,758 $10,798 $60,569,203 $8,914 $51,436,504 $7,508
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Compton Unified $276,015,828 $13,157 $242,728,341 $10,805 $234,106,243 $9,901
Covina-Valley Unified $138,207,734 $12,135 $116,716,211 $9,785 $97,885,991 $7,479
Culver City Unified $79,473,441 $11,784 $63,188,930 $9,732 $48,440,772 $7,346
Downey Unified $255,027,469 $12,089 $206,548,045 $9,469 $164,622,393 $7,497
Duarte Unified $45,037,022 $13,129 $35,223,161 $10,352 $29,989,725 $7,858
East Whittier City* $83,859,704 $10,036 $81,067,066 $9,281 $80,561,320 $9,362
Eastside Union* $37,576,696 $11,679 $29,502,938 $9,287 $25,722,799 $8,080
El Monte City* $102,794,251 $12,614 $87,264,003 $9,851 $79,376,500 $8,545
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
El Monte Union High $119,220,411 $14,233 $95,089,682 $10,666 $88,530,282 $9,226
El Rancho Unified $93,952,601 $11,402 $80,523,441 $9,172 $81,666,749 $8,278
El Segundo Unified $36,577,956 $10,850 $29,168,796 $8,695 $23,905,791 $7,817
Garvey* $60,391,023 $13,345 $48,230,266 $9,778 $47,272,806 $8,616
Glendale Unified $294,016,618 $11,704 $238,609,790 $9,501 $207,638,098 $8,201
Glendora Unified $76,250,695 $10,607 $61,280,136 $8,204 $48,586,144 $6,945
Gorman Joint* $1,167,305 $15,424 $1,024,693 $10,098 $924,422 $10,511
Hacienda La Puente Unified $201,484,024 $11,375 $174,633,064 $9,256 $164,527,963 $8,154
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Hawthorne* $88,751,316 $11,894 $75,493,371 $9,587 $61,416,321 $7,763
Hermosa Beach City* $12,947,822 $9,901 $11,318,277 $7,973 $9,397,907 $7,469
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary* $2,104,780 $11,721 $2,317,335 $10,661 $2,821,063 $8,636
Inglewood Unified $117,597,186 $13,391 $115,536,461 $10,862 $109,356,847 $8,772
Keppel Union* $30,048,283 $11,947 $22,918,186 $9,158 $20,472,585 $7,850
La Cañada Unified $44,684,902 $11,046 $39,792,007 $10,054 $31,675,394 $8,117
Lancaster* $148,766,019 $11,308 $118,758,598 $8,732 $98,931,798 $7,271
Las Virgenes Unified $115,353,617 $10,581 $98,061,140 $9,052 $87,331,640 $7,966
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Lawndale Elementary* $69,065,610 $13,202 $53,489,256 $9,621 $47,212,482 $8,417
Lennox* $67,760,383 $13,415 $58,145,978 $11,859 $49,685,229 $9,740
Little Lake City* $47,872,087 $11,151 $39,565,848 $9,042 $35,164,726 $7,625
Long Beach Unified $866,039,394 $12,228 $747,643,328 $9,890 $680,681,942 $8,436
Los Angeles Unified $6,740,958,848 $14,113 $6,068,593,459 $11,751 $5,670,583,718 $10,045
Los Nietos* $21,161,723 $13,450 $16,387,186 $9,554 $15,347,517 $8,163
Lowell Joint* $28,029,267 $9,177 $24,904,037 $8,045 $20,107,619 $6,653
Lynwood Unified $161,175,645 $12,106 $137,166,065 $9,671 $115,781,856 $7,737
Manhattan Beach Unified $76,244,519 $11,945 $65,914,621 $9,852 $48,686,735 $7,594
Monrovia Unified $65,698,156 $12,464 $53,347,677 $9,469 $46,027,236 $8,101
Montebello Unified $304,831,677 $12,200 $274,398,396 $9,958 $244,267,691 $8,026
Mountain View* $89,917,136 $13,938 $71,036,201 $10,044 $66,091,774 $8,608
Newhall* $62,637,338 $9,868 $54,167,668 $8,274 $47,306,044 $6,995
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified $214,889,189 $12,520 $170,585,530 $9,415 $157,691,174 $8,095
Palmdale* $219,633,318 $12,372 $162,698,346 $9,008 $147,916,270 $7,615
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified $121,294,765 $11,042 $104,100,580 $9,229 $91,695,305 $7,926
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Paramount Unified $175,127,029 $11,994 $138,964,958 $9,216 $124,133,931 $8,193
Pasadena Unified $213,394,907 $13,335 $182,711,644 $11,102 $172,647,726 $9,695
Pomona Unified $288,912,782 $13,078 $249,826,896 $10,453 $237,748,520 $8,929
Redondo Beach Unified $93,558,221 $9,822 $73,775,890 $8,232 $64,199,255 $7,927
Rosemead Elementary* $29,689,010 $12,335 $24,642,762 $9,465 $23,355,620 $8,135
Rowland Unified $153,565,208 $11,765 $142,160,397 $10,215 $123,934,327 $8,173
San Gabriel Unified $59,791,650 $11,938 $47,568,495 $9,088 $39,923,009 $7,534
San Marino Unified $39,996,967 $13,389 $37,254,850 $12,153 $26,947,423 $8,603
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified $155,650,414 $15,120 $128,276,476 $11,933 $110,400,074 $10,041
Saugus Union* $95,756,743 $9,913 $79,815,148 $8,260 $73,627,411 $7,306
South Pasadena Unified $48,612,678 $10,468 $41,897,403 $9,069 $31,686,813 $7,368
South Whittier* $33,769,592 $12,697 $28,490,445 $9,446 $26,840,157 $7,824
Sulphur Springs Union* $54,596,242 $10,514 $49,178,108 $9,374 $44,179,568 $8,127
Temple City Unified $56,519,709 $9,920 $48,095,735 $8,270 $40,740,941 $7,405
Torrance Unified $232,233,604 $10,305 $208,131,055 $9,018 $166,386,186 $7,104
Valle Lindo* $12,814,915 $12,744 $10,293,919 $8,735 $7,809,683 $7,334
School District School Year 2017-18
(Latest Data Available)
School Year 2014-15
(5 Years Ago)
School Year 2010-2011
Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3) Total Expense of Education (1) Expense per ADA (3)
Walnut Valley Unified $139,190,651 $9,965 $118,385,361 $8,314 $103,034,359 $7,164
West Covina Unified $108,997,445 $12,759 $84,635,736 $9,544 $70,663,444 $8,034
Westside Union* $87,432,926 $9,667 $65,847,990 $7,617 $52,040,259 $6,490
Whittier City* $68,204,634 $11,796 $53,369,802 $9,249 $46,590,402 $7,431
Whittier Union High $151,583,565 $13,451 $129,533,034 $10,532 $106,082,888 $8,301
William S. Hart Union High $225,873,882 $10,495 $198,945,278 $9,188 $162,540,190 $7,406
Wilsona Elementary* $14,890,177 $12,242 $10,914,953 $8,624 $11,513,622 $8,249
Wiseburn Unified (4) $26,316,486 $10,783 $22,218,826 $8,875 $16,558,725 $6,826

* Elementary School District

(1) TOTAL EXPENSE OF EDUCATION: Includes salaries, employee benefits (state payments to retirement systems on behalf of districts were included since 2014-15), books and supplies, equipment replacement, and services and indirect costs. Deducted from this figure are non-agency activities, community services, food services, fringe benefits for retired persons and facilities acquisition and construction.
(3) EXPENSE PER ADA: Adjusted expenditures are divided by the total ADA to arrive at the Current Expense (or Cost) of Education per ADA. ADA figures (that differ from enrollment) may be determined by dividing the Total Expense of Education by the Expense per ADA.
(4) Wiseburn Unified School District was previously Wiseburn Elementary School District prior to 2014-2015.

Source: California Dept. of Education