Current Expense (Cost) of Education
Public School Districts, Los Angeles County

Fiscal Years 2014-2015 (with 2000-2001 Comparison)

The 2014-2015 statewide average for elementary districts in California was $9,239; for high school districts $10,455; for unified districts, $9,867, for all districts, $9,794.
The 2000-2001 statewide average for elementary districts in California was $6,542; for high school districts $6,977; for unified districts, $6,882, for all districts, $6,822.

 
District 2014-2015 2000-2001
Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3 Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3
ABC Unified 181,987,852 20,390.1 8,925 134,272,638 21,969 6,112
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified 10,738,244 1,038.8 10,337 11,520,798 1,994 5,778
Alhambra Unified 4 159,312,855 17,032.0 9,354 128,464,625 19,405 6,620
Antelope Valley Union High 202,745,263 19,090.6 10,620 112,621,538 18,078 6,230
Arcadia Unified 82,577,530 9,400.4 8,784 54,799,443 9,727 5,634
Azusa Unified 93,498,449 8,961.0 10,434 72,941,996 11,566 6,307
Baldwin Park Unified 129,106,775 13,787.7 9,364 99,751,858 16,871 5,913
Bassett Unified 42,206,429 3,856.0 10,946 35,689,408 5,985 5,963
Bellflower Unified 122,533,303 12,681.9 9,662 81,548,625 14,253 5,722
Beverly Hills Unified 58,193,038 4,059.9 14,334 40,895,681 5,201 7,863
Bonita Unified 85,317,442 9,794.6 8,711 61,893,638 10,136 6,106
Burbank Unified 127,290,654 14,744.6 8,633 93,434,500 15,743 5,935
Castaic Union 22,313,077 2,467.9 9,041 14,638,633 2,755 5,313
Centinela Valley Union High 76,222,207 6,035.8 12,628 38,300,885 6,353 6,029
Charter Oak Unified 45,927,875 5,005.3 9,176 39,093,862 6,797 5,752
Claremont Unified 60,569,203 6,794.6 8,914 40,919,337 6,599 6,201
District 2014-2015 2000-2001
Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3 Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3
Compton Unified 242,728,341 22,463.7 10,805 176,909,346 30,815 5,741
Covina-Valley Unified 116,716,211 11,928.3 9,785 81,720,454 14,100 5,796
Culver City Unified 63,188,930 6,493.2 9,732 40,395,685 6,187 6,529
Downey Unified 206,548,045 21,812.3 9,469 112,455,381 20,911 5,378
Duarte Unified 35,223,161 3,402.6 10,352 26,112,115 4,437 5,885
East Whittier City Elementary 81,067,066 8,734.5 9,281 53,927,812 8,978 6,007
Eastside Union Elementary 29,502,938 3,176.7 9,287 14,190,861 2,374 5,978
El Monte City 87,264,003 8,858.5 9,851 69,370,014 11,668 5,945
El Monte Union High 95,089,682 8,914.9 10,666 60,989,175 9,093 6,707
El Rancho Unified 80,523,441 8,779.6 9,172 74,072,037 12,054 6,145
El Segundo Unified 29,168,796 3,354.6 8,695 18,996,821 2,815 6,748
Garvey Elementary 48,230,266 4,932.7 9,778 40,832,662 7,118 5,737
Glendale Unified 238,609,790 25,115.4 9,501 186,726,999 30,399 6,143
Glendora Unified 61,280,136 7,469.7 8,204 43,958,344 7,804 5,633
Gorman Elementary 1,024,693 101.5 10,098 5,767,043 1,311 4,399
Hacienda La Puente Unified 174,633,064 18,866.5 9,256 139,161,519 24,483 5,684
District 2014-2015 2000-2001
Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3 Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3
Hawthorne Elementary 75,493,371 7,874.4 9,587 53,360,029 9,311 5,731
Hermosa Beach City Elementary 11,318,277 1,419.7 7,973 6,148,961 966 6,365
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary 2,317,335 217.4 10,661 2,919,298 443 6,590
Inglewood Unified 115,536,461 10,637.2 10,862 104,220,564 16,969 6,142
Keppel Union Elementary 22,918,186 2,502.6 9,158 16,085,844 2,773 5,801
La Canada Unified 39,792,007 3,957.8 10,054 26,398,497 4,299 6,141
Lancaster Elementary 118,758,598 13,600.3 8,732 80,408,840 13,597 5,914
Las Virgenes Unified 98,061,140 10,833.0 9,052 71,770,641 11,769 6,098
Lawndale Elementary 53,489,256 5,559.7 9,621 36,630,747 5,843 6,269
Lennox 58,145,978 4,903.2 11,859 42,742,073 7,015 6,093
Little Lake City Elementary 39,565,848 4,375.8 9,042 32,929,221 5,158 6,384
Long Beach Unified 747,643,328 75,594.8 9,890 600,735,598 92,194 6,516
Los Angeles Unified 6,068,593,459 516,451.5 11,751 5,009,666,890 701,280 7,144
Los Nietos 16,387,186 1,715.2 9,554 13,910,146 2,338 5,950
Lowell Joint Elementary 24,904,037 3,095.8 8,045 19,704,156 3,263 6,039
Lynwood Unified 137,166,065 14,182.7 9,671 99,995,864 17,438 5,734
District 2014-2015 2000-2001
Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3 Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3
Manhattan Beach Unified 65,914,621 6,690.7 9,852 39,855,434 6,031 6,608
Monrovia Unified 53,347,677 5,633.9 9,469 41,023,424 6,384 6,426
Montebello Unified 274,398,396 27,555.7 9,958 205,562,293 34,159 6,018
Mountain View Elementary 71,036,201 7,072.2 10,044 62,927,919 10,301 6,109
Newhall 54,167,668 6,546.9 8,274 34,855,015 6,249 5,578
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified 170,585,530 18,119.3 9,415 142,637,223 23,196 6,149
Palmdale Elementary 162,698,346 18,061.7 9,008 124,839,969 20,901 5,973
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 104,100,580 11,279.9 9,229 60,499,892 10,381 5,828
Paramount Unified 138,964,958 15,078.3 9,216 96,486,563 16,002 6,030
Pasadena Unified 182,711,644 16,457.1 11,102 165,986,180 23,254 7,138
Pomona Unified 249,826,896 23,900.9 10,453 195,360,992 33,193 5,886
Redondo Beach Unified 73,775,890 8,961.7 8,232 48,224,426 7,388 6,527
Rosemead Elementary 24,642,762 2,603.5 9,465 18,652,791 3,292 5,666
Rowland Unified 142,160,397 13,916.6 10,215 114,142,812 19,191 5,948
San Gabriel Unified 47,568,495 5,234.3 9,088 34,188,008 5,811 5,883
San Marino Unified 37,254,850 3,065.5 12,153 20,132,825 3,034 6,636
District 2014-2015 2000-2001
Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3 Education Expenditures ($)1 Average Daily Attendance (ADA)2 Average Cost per ADA ($)3
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified 128,276,476 10,750.1 11,933 83,372,176 12,250 6,806
Saugus Union 79,815,148 9,662.5 8,260 52,113,042 9,165 5,686
South Pasadena Unified 41,897,403 4,620.0 9,069 23,067,862 3,832 6,020
South Whittier Elementary 28,490,445 3,016.1 9,446 27,399,383 4,543 6,031
Sulphur Springs Union 49,178,108 5,246.0 9,374 31,011,852 5,302 5,849
Temple City Unified 48,095,735 5,816.0 8,270 31,941,540 5,475 5,834
Torrance Unified 208,131,055 23,079.4 9,018 139,772,296 23,980 5,829
Valle Lindo Elementary 10,293,919 1,178.4 8,735 7,049,294 1,292 5,456
Walnut Valley Unified 118,385,361 14,239.4 8,314 82,035,834 14,789 5,547
West Covina Unified 84,635,736 8,867.8 9,544 55,535,848 9,838 5,645
Westside Union Elementary 65,847,990 8,644.5 7,617 34,295,874 6,355 5,397
Whittier City Elementary 53,369,802 5,770.6 9,249 43,662,316 7,083 6,164
Whittier Union High 129,533,034 12,299.0 10,532 67,085,106 10,467 6,409
William S. Hart Union High 198,945,278 21,651.8 9,188 102,107,396 17,053 5,988
Wilsona Elementary 10,914,953 1,265.6 8,624 11,955,935 1,880 6,360
Wiseburn Unified 5 22,218,826 2,503.6 8,875 9,648,252 1,715 5,626

1 Cost of Education are expenditures for salaries, employee benefits (not including state payments to retirement systems on behalf of districts), books and supplies, equipment replacement, services and direct support.
2 Average Daily Attendance (ADA): California's method of counting students is Average Daily Attendance (ADA), the number of students attending school divided by the number of days in the school year. Calculated three times a year, ADA figures are referred to as First Principal Apportionment (P1), Second Principal Apportionment (P2), and Annual, the final one in the summer. ADA is used for a variety of funding purposes, with adjustments spelled out in the Education Code. ADA differs from enrollment.
3 Cost Per ADA (Average Daily Attendance) is the Cost of Education divided by ADA.
4 Alhambra Unified was Alhambra City Elementary/High School District in 2000-2001.
5 Wiseburn Unified was Wiseburn Elementary School District in 2000-2001.

Source: California Dept. of Education