Philadelphia ranks 60th of 64 districts in the region, spending $10,000 less per student than the top-spending school district and $2,100 less than the median.
Lower Merion School District$21,399 (the highest spending district)
Median spending for the area$13,205
School District of Philadelphia$11,078
Upper Darby School District$ 9,727 (the lowest spending district)
Data are total per pupil spending in 2005-06 for school districts in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education.