Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2013-14 budget includes a 4.8 percent boost in K-12 spending, an increase that equates to an average of $185 more per Colorado student.
Hickenlooper’s budget, unveiled Wednesday, is the first step in a long process that will likely wrap up near the end of the 2013 General Assembly in May. But these numbers, provided by the Colorado Department of Education, show the starting point.
Click here to load this Caspio Online Database.How the governor’s budget proposal would affect large districts
- Jefferson County – $6,488.77 per pupil in 2013-14, or $179.85 more per student compared to 2012-13
- Denver – $7,070.34 per pupil, or $202.05 more per student
- Douglas County – $6,394.58 per pupil, or $175.76 more per student
- Cherry Creek – $6,585.63 per pupil, or $180.83 more per student
- Adams 12-Five Star – $6,455.71 per pupil, or $177.42 more per student
- Aurora – $6,906.79 per pupil, or $191.96 more per student
- Boulder – $6,558.54 per pupil, or $180.38 more per student
- Colorado Springs D-11 – $6,517.24 per pupil, or $176.21 more per student
- St. Vrain – $6,511.53 per pupil, or $179.39 more per student
- Poudre – $6,309.69 per pupil, or $175.16 more per student
- State average – $6,659.36 per pupil, or $185.12 more per student
Biggest district winner and loser
- District gaining the least – No district would receive less state funding under the governor’s proposal. Calhan in El Paso County would receive $7,360.88 per pupil, or $115.19 more per student compared to 2012-13. That would be the smallest increase of any Colorado district. Calhan’s enrollment is expected to increase from 575 students this year to 623 students in 2013-14.
- District gaining the most – Plateau Valley in Mesa County would receive $8,083.85 per pupil, or $852.40 more per student compared to 2012-13. That’s the largest increase of any Colorado district. Plateau Valley’s enrollment is expected to decline from 460 students this year to 440 students in 2013-14.
Search tips and data notes
- Click on “details” in the first results page to see more information about total district funding, in addition to the per-pupil numbers.
- To compare districts, hit “Ctrl” (PC) or “Cmd” (Mac) and click on as many names as you’d like to see.
- To see statewide averages, scroll down to “Totals” in the School District search box.
- “Total program funding” refers to the combination of state and local funds used to pay for basic school operations. Additional dollars such as federal funding, grants or local tax increases are not included in these numbers.
- Think your district’s data is in error? Email us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org.