The 50 states and the District of Columbia spent $10,560 per student in 2011, down 0.4% from the previous year.
New York spent the most at $19,076, the District of Columbia came in second at $18,475, followed by Alaska at $16,674. New Jersey and Vermont rounded off the top five.
Meanwhile Utah spent the least per student at $6,212. This was followed by Idaho, $6,824; Oklahoma, $7,587; Arizona, $7,666; and Mississippi, $7,928.
Overall expenses declined for the second year in a row, down 1.1% on the year in 2011 to $595.1 billion. Meanwhile, revenue for public schools increased 1.1% on the year to $599.1 billion.
Here's a map that shows per student public spending by state:
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