These SA school supply lists are breaking the bank

SA parents will spend average of $69 on school supplies per child

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect a school supply list price change for Watts Elementary School. A computational error was reflected on the Walmart website and in the initial report. The correct amount is $91.61.

School supplies shopping can be daunting for parents, but even more daunting when their kids' lists break the bank.

KSAT 12 rounded up the costs of kindergarten school supply lists for more than 140 elementary schools in the San Antonio area.

On average, parents of San Antonio kindergartners will spend $69 for one child's school supplies -- not including clothing.

Costs were tabulated using Walmart's School Supplies List Finder. Campuses that did not have supply lists on Walmart's website were not included.

These are the most expensive school supply lists in San Antonio:

1.) Bonham Academy - $128.85
San Antonio Independent School District

2.) Ft. Sam Houston Elementary School - $119.81
Ft. Sam Independent School District

3.) William Pearce Primary School - $117.89
Southside Independent School District

3.) Julian C. Gallardo Elementary School - $117.89
Southside Independent School District

4.) Kendall Elementary School - $102.22
Boerne Independent School District

5.) V M Adams Elementary School - $94.45
Harlandale Independent School District

5.) Carroll Bell Elementary School - $94.45
Harlandale Independent School District

5.) E H Gilbert Elementary School - $94.45
Harlandale Independent School District

5.) Wright Elementary School - $94.45
Harlandale Independent School District

6.) Hidden Cove Elementary School - $93.90
Southwest Independent School District

6.) Miguel Carrillo Junior Elementary School - $93.90
South San Elementary School

6.) Frank Madla Elementary School - $93.90
South San Antonio Independent School District

6.) Roy Benavidez Elementary School - $93.90
South San Antonio Independent School District 

6.) Kindred Elementary School - $93.90
South San Antonio Independent School District 

6.) Palo Alto Elementary - $93.90
South San Antonio Independent School District 

7.) Hutchins Elementary School - $92.93
South San Antonio Independent School District 

7.) Price Elementary School -  $92.93
South San Antonio Independent School District

8.) Paschal Elementary School - $92.55
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District

9.) Watts Elementary School - $91.61
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District

10.) Stonewall/Flanders Elementary School - $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

10.) Gillette Elementary School - $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

10.) Morrill Elementary School - $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

10.) Rayburn Elementary School- $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

10.) Vestal Elementary School - $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

10.) Bellaire Elementary School - $91.48
Harlandale Independent School District

KSAT 12 included schools in Northside ISD, Northeast ISD, San Antonio ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, South Side ISD, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, East Central ISD, Southwest ISD, Edgewood ISD, Ft. Sam ISD, Boerne ISD and Somerset ISD.

The average cost of a kindergartner's school supply list was most expensive in the Boerne school district, which averaged out to approximately $100 a child.

Meanwhile, San Antonio ISD schools had the most affordable school supply list at approximately $54 a child.

Some schools have partnered with local vendors to bring the cost of school supplies down by bundling them. Before you make any purchases, check with your local school district to see if there are any deals.


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