St. Lawrence County schools plan to spend $18,000 to $31,000 per pupil
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Proposed per-pupil spending by public schools in St. Lawrence County for the 2014-2015 school year ranges from more than $31,000 at Clifton-Fine and Colton-Pierrepont central school districts to less than $18,000 at Massena Central.

The information is from reports by each school district to the state Education Department, including 2014-15 proposed budgets, so the defeat of Clifton-Fine’s budget in voting this week will have an effect on their final 2014-15 figures.

The information was compiled into a searchable database by and Syracuse Post-Standard reporter Steven Billmyer.

The lists also include facts about student enrollment, state rankings, and percentage of changes over last year.

Also revealed in the data are the district in St. Lawrence County with the most students by far – Massena, 2,805 – and the district with the fewest – Hammond, 313.

Statewide figures include:

• Kiryas Joel Village district in Orange County, which has 173 students, will spend the most per student, $130,832.

• General Brown District, Jefferson County, with 1,551 students, will spend the least, $13,557 per student.

• Statewide median to be spent per student is $22,552, up 3.3 percent from current year.

The searchable and sortable database of the information can be found at