Fair or Falling Short

Database: Explore Texas School Funding by District

Find out how much funding your school district or charter school receives in this interactive map.

 

To search for a school district or charter school, type in the name. For example, for the Houston Independent School District, type Houston ISD or just Houston.

 

Data Explainer:

* Total weighted student enrollment is the 2015-16 school year enrollment for students. It applies additional education weights, such as bilingual education, gifted and talented and special education.

* Revenue for day-today school operations pays for things like teacher salaries, classrooms, buses, etc. This is for 2015-16 and is also called the maintenance and operation revenue.

* Revenue per weighted student is the funding level per weighted student for 2015-16. It accounts for individualized funding needs based on student characteristics, such as bilingual education, special needs and gifted and talented students.

* 2014 tax rates are the adopted rates for 2014 for school maintenance and operations, or the M&O tax rate. The state limits M&O taxes to $1.17 per $100 of taxable value. The revenue generated by this tax pays for the administration and operation costs of schools. For a complete glossary to Texas school finance terms, visit the Equity Center here.

Source: Legislative Budget Board, Texas Comptroller’s Office

Data collected by Laura Isensee and data visualization created by Valerie Lawhorn

SchoolFunding_BUGSupport for this series was provided by “The Equity Reporting Project: Restoring the Promise of Education,” which was developed by Renaissance Journalism with funding from the Ford Foundation.

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