SAN ANTONIO – The amount of money a school district spends to educate a child varies based on the child's needs and a district's ability to provide.
Below are the numbers the districts reported to the Texas Education Agency as their budgeted financial data. They detail how much each school district in Bexar County is projected to spend to educate their students.
With 22,182 students, Comal Indpendent School District spends the least at $7,399 per student.
Its neighbor to the west spends almost a $1,000 more. Boerne ISD spent $8,370 per child on its 8,259 students.
The district with the city's namesake, and third largest, San Antonio ISD estimates it will fork over $8,317 per student toward its nearly 52,500 students. Edgewood, another inner city district, with almost 10,900 students, will spend the most per student in Bexar County at just over $10,412.
Alamo Heights, the pocket school district with just over 4,800 students, has projected it will spend $8,622 per pupil this year.
A quick drive to the east and northeast sides of Bexar County and parents will be in either Judson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City or East Central ISD.
With just over 23,000 students, Judson expects to spend $8,438 per child. Spending about $600 less, SCUC will spend around $7,821 for each student. Meanwhile, East Central is forecasting it will spend $8,075 per child towards its 10,200 students.
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Most of south Bexar County is divided between South San Antonio, Harlandale, Southside, Southwest and Somerset ISDs.
The smallest of the bunch is Somerset, with 4,057 students. It will spend just shy of $9,000 per child. Next in size is Southside, with just over 5,800 students. The district estimates it will cost $8,566 per student to educate its students. For communities in far southwest Bexar County, Southwest ISD will spend $9,225 per pupil on its 13,860 students.
Closer to San Antonio, South San Antonio told the state it plans to spend $9,267 per child on its 9,627 students. Meanwhile, Harlandale is expecting it will spend almost $10,100 for its 14,800 students. With just a small portion of its district in far West Bexar County, Medina Valley ISD spends just over $7,500 per student.
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Edgewood ISD: $10,412
Harlandale ISD: $10,095
South San Antonio ISD: $9,267
Southwest ISD: $9,225
Somerset ISD: $8,996
Alamo Heights ISD: $8,622
Southside ISD: $8,566
Northside ISD: $ 8,548
Judson ISD: $8,438
Boerne ISD: $8,370
San Antonio ISD: $8,317
North East ISD: $8,159
East Central: $8,075
SCUC ISD: $7,821
Medina Valley: $7,504
Comal ISD: $7,399
*NOTE: These figures are only projected for the 2016-2017 school year.
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