Like our map of elementary school spending in San Diego Unified? Hungry for more?

Here are some more maps of what San Diego schools are budgeted to spend per student. There’s one for middle schools, one for high schools, one for atypical schools (including schools aimed at struggling students or independent study) and one for K-8s.

I created different maps for each kind of school so that you can more easily compare similar kinds of schools, instead of trying to judge high schools against elementary schools or middle schools. Remember, red dots indicate the lowest per-student spending ($4,000 to $4,999 per student) and the spending goes higher as you go through the rainbow. Purple is anything $9,000 per student or more.

The data are from the annual budget book for 2009-2010 and were compiled into a spreadsheet by parent Barbara Flannery. Actual spending may vary over time, but this is a good guideline to what was planned and budgeted for each school. I’d love to get your thoughts on the numbers! Post your comments here or send me an e-mail at


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