2019 HCPSS Per Student Spending By School

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to report the per pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds including actual personnel expenditures and actual non personnel expenditures. The HCPSS finance office followed MSDE’s methodology to develop the school level per-pupil expenditure data that is being reported. All districts across the state followed the same methodology.


Expenditures are separated into:
 School-level per-pupil expenditures: local school system operating expenditures directly attributed to schools or allocated to schools based on certain criteria and reported as a per-pupil or per-student amount.
 District wide costs: expenditures that are not directly linked to a school.

Regional programs, the experience level of staff at the school, and Title I funding contribute to the differences in the per-pupil funding between schools.

Expenditures for students in nonpublic placements, pre-kindergarten, and infants and toddlers programs, are excluded from this per-pupil reporting.

Special Center

School NameState/Local AmountFederal AmountTotal Amount
Cedar Lane Special Center $                           95,663.00 $                     2,417.00 $                   98,080.00
Homewood School $                           72,023.00 $                     1,499.00 $                   73,523.00

High School Level

Wilde Lake High $                           15,994.00 $                         530.00 $                   16,524.00
Oakland Mills High $                           15,718.00 $                         566.00 $                   16,283.00
Hammond High $                           14,990.00 $                         517.00 $                   15,507.00
Long Reach High $                           14,946.00 $                         486.00 $                   15,432.00
Reservoir High $                           13,883.00 $                         471.00 $                   14,354.00
Glenelg High $                           13,838.00 $                         413.00 $                   14,251.00
Atholton High $                           13,659.00 $                         436.00 $                   14,095.00
Mount Hebron High $                           13,367.00 $                         418.00 $                   13,785.00
Howard High $                           13,079.00 $                         452.00 $                   13,531.00
River Hill High $                           13,048.00 $                         416.00 $                   13,464.00
Marriotts Ridge High $                           12,851.00 $                         384.00 $                   13,235.00
Centennial High $                           12,715.00 $                         407.00 $                   13,121.00

Middle School Level

Harpers Choice Middle $                           17,743.00 $                         525.00 $                   18,269.00
Oakland Mills Middle $                           16,385.00 $                         604.00 $                   16,989.00
Wilde Lake Middle $                           15,486.00 $                         502.00 $                   15,988.00
Lake Elkhorn Middle $                           15,404.00 $                         463.00 $                   15,867.00
Mayfield Woods Middle $                           14,794.00 $                         467.00 $                   15,262.00
Glenwood Middle $                           14,538.00 $                         441.00 $                   14,979.00
Patuxent Valley Middle $                           14,277.00 $                         435.00 $                   14,711.00
Thomas Viaduct Middle $                           14,133.00 $                         490.00 $                   14,623.00
Murray Hill Middle $                           14,099.00 $                         456.00 $                   14,555.00
Elkridge Landing Middle $                           13,682.00 $                         449.00 $                   14,131.00
Dunloggin Middle $                           13,629.00 $                         424.00 $                   14,053.00
Bonnie Branch Middle $                           13,607.00 $                         436.00 $                   14,044.00
Lime Kiln Middle $                           13,580.00 $                         409.00 $                   13,989.00
Folly Quarter Middle $                           13,392.00 $                         437.00 $                   13,829.00
Hammond Middle School $                           13,346.00 $                         382.00 $                   13,728.00
Clarksville Middle $                           12,829.00 $                         338.00 $                   13,167.00
Ellicott Mills Middle $                           12,641.00 $                         414.00 $                   13,055.00
Patapsco Middle $                           12,157.00 $                         355.00 $                   12,513.00
Burleigh Manor Middle School $                           11,840.00 $                         362.00 $                   12,202.00
Mount View Middle $                           11,610.00 $                         364.00 $                   11,974.00

Elementary School Level

Stevens Forest Elementary $                           17,241.00 $                     1,235.00 $                   18,476.00
Guilford Elementary $                           16,902.00 $                     1,106.00 $                   18,008.00
Cradlerock Elementary $                           16,569.00 $                     1,294.00 $                   17,863.00
Running Brook Elementary $                           16,593.00 $                     1,226.00 $                   17,819.00
Longfellow Elementary $                           16,371.00 $                     1,176.00 $                   17,547.00
Bryant Woods Elementary $                           16,245.00 $                     1,188.00 $                   17,433.00
Phelps Luck Elementary $                           16,140.00 $                     1,204.00 $                   17,344.00
Talbott Springs Elementary $                           15,838.00 $                     1,202.00 $                   17,041.00
Ducketts Lane Elementary $                           15,509.00 $                     1,145.00 $                   16,653.00
Deep Run Elementary $                           15,470.00 $                     1,154.00 $                   16,624.00
Waterloo Elementary $                           15,901.00 $                         520.00 $                   16,420.00
Dayton Oaks Elementary $                           15,404.00 $                         466.00 $                   15,870.00
Laurel Woods Elementary $                           14,399.00 $                     1,136.00 $                   15,536.00
Swansfield Elementary $                           14,350.00 $                     1,139.00 $                   15,489.00
Clarksville Elementary $                           14,916.00 $                         507.00 $                   15,423.00
Lisbon Elementary $                           14,730.00 $                         499.00 $                   15,229.00
Bollman Bridge Elementary $                           14,132.00 $                     1,076.00 $                   15,208.00
Bushy Park Elementary $                           14,595.00 $                         416.00 $                   15,011.00
Jeffers Hill Elementary $                           14,560.00 $                         444.00 $                   15,003.00
Rockburn Elementary $                           14,485.00 $                         477.00 $                   14,963.00
Thunder Hill Elementary $                           14,320.00 $                         494.00 $                   14,815.00
Bellows Spring Elementary $                           13,669.00 $                         481.00 $                   14,151.00
Hanover Hills Elementary $                           13,605.00 $                         488.00 $                   14,093.00
Atholton Elementary $                           13,588.00 $                         456.00 $                   14,044.00
West Friendship Elementary $                           13,543.00 $                         409.00 $                   13,952.00
Ilchester Elementary $                           13,487.00 $                         451.00 $                   13,938.00
Worthington Elementary $                           13,065.00 $                         394.00 $                   13,459.00
Veterans Elementary $                           13,003.00 $                         429.00 $                   13,431.00
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary $                           12,959.00 $                         457.00 $                   13,417.00
Waverly Elementary $                           12,968.00 $                         404.00 $                   13,371.00
Clemens Crossing Elementary $                           12,925.00 $                         364.00 $                   13,289.00
Manor Woods Elementary $                           12,491.00 $                         426.00 $                   12,917.00
Elkridge Elementary $                           12,331.00 $                         469.00 $                   12,800.00
Hollifield Station Elementary $                           12,313.00 $                         397.00 $                   12,710.00
Hammond Elementary $                           12,196.00 $                         464.00 $                   12,660.00
Forest Ridge Elementary $                           12,226.00 $                         426.00 $                   12,652.00
Pointers Run Elementary $                           11,951.00 $                         413.00 $                   12,364.00
Gorman Crossing Elementary $                           11,640.00 $                         405.00 $                   12,045.00
Northfield Elementary $                           11,416.00 $                         407.00 $                   11,822.00
Centennial Lane Elementary $                           11,328.00 $                         372.00 $                   11,700.00
Fulton Elementary $                           11,294.00 $                         401.00 $                   11,696.00
St. Johns Lane Elementary $                           11,009.00 $                         382.00 $                   11,391.00

There are very large variations on per-student spending between schools. Cedar Lane Special Center and Homework School are two different schools which rank the highest spending. Then

  • On the ES level, the highest/lowest ratio = 162%.
  • On the MS level, the highest/lowest ratio = 153%.
  • On the HS level, the highest/lowest ratio = 124%.

Here is the spreadsheet.

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