MDR Reports

Public School Buying Power Maps

Your State by State Guide to Instructional Spending

MDR has developed an exclusive measure, All Instructional Materials (AIM) Expenditure, that details how much public schools spend on supplies and materials used for instructional purposes. With that data at hand, we designed a booklet featuring a visual tool for viewing this expenditure, state by state, county by county.

Each state is broken down by:

  • Number of districts
  • Number of Schools
  • Enrollment
  • All Instructional Materials Expenditure
  • Title I Funding

Here's a sneak preview of some of our findings:

  • We place total U.S. public school AIM Expenditures most recently at $12.8 billion
  • With information gathered directly from state departments of education about each public school district in the U.S., we’ve mapped its spending for all instructional materials
  • We’ve tracked the lowest spending at less than $1,000,000, to the highest spending at $50,000,000+

The Buying Power Map is free to download and features state and county level AIM figures. Details about AIM spending per student are available in The K-12 Education Landscape Report, the first report in the State of the K-12 Market 2018 Report series.

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