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Per pupil spending about average in Kenmare

Of eight public schools in the region, three of them are spending well over the national average of $11,011 per pupil, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

10/04/16 (Tue)



By Marvin Baker

Of eight public schools in the region, three of them are spending well over the national average of $11,011 per pupil, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

During the 2014-15 school year, the most recent years statistics are available, Kenmare and Mohall Lansford Sherwood sit less than $200 above the national average while Powers Lake, Burke Central and Lewis & Clark have higher spending amounts.

Kenmare School spends $11,200 per student

Kenmare’s spending per pupil was $11,200 for all grades, meaning that anything above and beyond the foundation aid payment of $9,442 was generated from local taxes. The total mill levy assessed in the Kenmare district was 96.17 mills.

Kenmare’s school population, according to the Department of Public Instruction was 320, with a daily average attendance of 312 in a district that encompasses 600 square miles.

Kenmare had 32 teachers and administrators and was ranked 94th in per pupil spending of 149 public schools in North Dakota.

Berthold spends $12,449

Lewis & Clark, which is a consortium of schools in Berthold and Plaza, had a per pupil spending of $12,449, placing it 66th in spending per pupil in the 149 districts in the state. Lewis & Clark’s mill levy in 2014-15 was 114.97 mills, 15th among all schools in North Dakota, four mills behind Rugby and .13 mill ahead of Northern Cass.

The average daily attendance at Lewis & Clark was 403 with a total school population of 412. The school district encompasses 864 square miles. Lewis & Clark had 46 teachers and administrators.

Mohall spends $11,142

Mohall Lansford Sherwood, whose spending per pupil was slightly less than Kenmare, was $11,142 per pupil. It ranked 66th in per pupil spending.

MLS showed a total school population of 344 with an average daily attendance of 344 in a school district of 814 square miles.

Thirty-seven teachers and administrators were employed at MLS with a district mill levy of 75.50 mills, ranking it 98th in per pupil spending.

Stanley School spending below average at $9,737

Minot Public Schools and Stanley were similar in spending per pupil in 2014-15. Stanley’s average cost per pupil was set at $9,737, ranking it 129th of all schools in the state.

Stanley’s total attendance was 679, with an average daily attendance of 688, meaning it continued to have a few transient students.

Stanley had 60 teachers and administrators in a school district of 766 square miles and had a district mill levy of 75.36 mills.

Minot at $10,126

Minot’s per pupil spending was $10,126, ranking it 16th in total per pupil spending.

The school district had a total school population of 7,914 in a 130 square-mile district. The average daily attendance was 7,914.

Minot had 676 teachers and administrators and its mill levy was set at 98.25.

Burke Central spends $14,603 per student

The three schools in Burke County show great contrasts in per pupil spending.

Burke Central topped the list in this area of North Dakota at $14,603 spending per pupil in all grades, while Bowbells was the second lowest in North Dakota at $8,246.

In Burke Central, the average spending per pupil was $14,603, ranking it 37th among all schools in North Dakota.

The district had a total of 128 students in K-12 with 18.5 teachers and administrators in a district of 399 square miles.

The Burke Central mill levy was 72 mills.

Powers Lake at $13,228

Powers Lake spent $13,228 per pupil in 2014-15, ranking it 52nd of the 149 school districts.

The district took in 360 square miles. It employed 21.5 teachers and administrators and had a mill levy of 98.30.

Bowbells spending is very low at $8,266

The per pupil spending in Bowbells was $8,266, ranking it 149th of the 149 public school districts in North Dakota.

Bowbells had a total mill levy of 63.26, ranking it 125th in a district of 342 square miles.

There were 74 students enrolled in the Bowbells district and 12.6 teachers and administrators were employed by the district.

The lowest and the highest in the state

According to DPI, Nedrose School, east of Minot, at $7513, spent the least per pupil.

On the other end of the spectrum, Mandaree spent the most in North Dakota, at $32,220 per pupil... Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!