Georgia schools get 45.1% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports


More than 45 percent of Georgia public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 21st highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

Revenue per student in Georgia, based on average daily attendance figures, stood at $12,317 last year, the NEA data shows. Of the total revenues flowing to public education in the state, federal government funds made up 8.9 percent of the total and state funds amounted to 46 percent, the NEA reports. 

Nationwide, 47.1 percent of education funds came from state funds during the 2017-18 school year, according to the NEA. And over the same time period, 45.4 percent of school revenues came from local tax dollars, the analysis reported. The federal portion was 7.5 percent.

The average revenue amount allocated per student in the United States stood at $12,602 in 2017-18, based on fall enrollment figures, the NEA said.

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Local Revenues as a Share of Total School Spending

StateRevenue per Student, Based on Average Daily AttendanceFederal Education $ as a % of Total School FundingState Education $ as a % of Total School FundingLocal Education $ as a % of Total School FundingRank Based on Local Funding Share
New Hampshire$18,4175.3%31.6%63.0%1
New York$26,0894.1%37.0%59.0%2
Missouri$13,6918.4%33.2%58.4%3
Massachusetts$20,4144.7%38.0%57.3%4
Nebraska$13,2465.2%37.7%57.1%5
Maine$17,5785.1%38.0%56.9%6
Pennsylvania$19,2335.6%38.1%56.3%7
New Jersey$22,3063.8%40.9%55.3%8
Connecticut$23,3753.8%41.1%55.1%9
Illinois$18,2105.8%39.2%55.0%10
Nevada$10,9708.6%36.8%54.6%11
Virginia$14,3637.1%38.5%54.4%12
Rhode Island$18,3366.3%40.7%53.0%13
Maryland$18,9726.6%40.8%52.6%14
South Dakota$13,16413.9%34.3%51.8%15
Ohio$14,2387.2%41.2%51.6%16
Texas$12,3198.9%39.7%51.4%17
Colorado$12,9456.7%43.5%49.8%18
Florida$11,64311.4%39.2%49.4%19
Louisiana$13,89312.3%41.0%46.7%20
Georgia$12,3178.9%46.0%45.1%21
Oklahoma$9,72410.7%45.1%44.2%22
Tennessee$10,87210.7%46.0%43.4%23
South Carolina$13,2628.4%48.3%43.3%24
Oregon$15,5946.6%51.4%42.0%25
Arizona$10,60712.2%46.7%41.2%26
Utah$8,5847.6%51.2%41.2%27
Montana$13,78211.0%48.1%40.9%28
Arkansas$12,45411.2%49.6%39.2%29
Iowa$14,9465.6%55.6%38.7%30
Wyoming$21,3776.4%56.8%36.9%31
Wisconsin$14,0066.4%57.0%36.6%32
North Dakota$18,7086.5%58.3%35.3%33
Mississippi$10,73214.0%51.0%35.0%34
Alabama$11,03211.2%54.1%34.7%35
Kentucky$12,65210.9%54.7%34.4%36
California$15,7368.5%58.1%33.4%37
Delaware$19,0497.8%59.8%32.4%38
North Carolina$11,26110.1%57.9%32.0%39
West Virginia$15,29111.5%56.6%31.9%40
Washington$16,5135.8%64.7%29.5%41
Indiana$12,5487.1%64.3%28.5%42
Michigan$12,2726.7%66.2%27.1%43
Kansas$14,3957.4%66.0%26.6%44
Minnesota$16,1514.2%69.2%26.6%45
Idaho$8,3497.9%66.6%25.5%46
Alaska$24,82615.1%59.5%25.4%47
New Mexico$14,29214.8%67.5%17.7%48
Vermont$22,3646.3%89.4%4.3%49
Hawaii$17,5437.8%90.5%1.7%50
Source: National Education Association

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