Personal finance website WalletHub has released a ranking of the most and least equitable school districts in the Hoosier State. The list is based on two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.
The website says Indiana has the 4th most equitable school districts in the U.S. overall, but some districts within the state are “fairer than others.”
Of the 288 districts it examined, the most equitable district is New Prairie United School Corp. that serves eastern La Porte and western St. Joseph counties. WalletHub says per student spending it $9,403 and the average household income is $67,235.
The least equitable district, based on WalletHub’s methodology, is DeKalb County Eastern Community School District with student spending at $24,090 per pupil. The average household income is $65,331. The district serves families in the towns of Butler and St. Joe in the northeast corner of the state.
Click here to examine the full list.