Data visualization tools


The links below direct to different data visualizations, all of which present data from either our State Indicators Database or District Cost Database. You can also download the full datasets in Excel or Stata format.


One page state finance profiles

Single-page summaries of the effort, adequacy and fairness of each state’s school finance system.

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


District spending adequacy profiles

Compare actual and estimated adequate spending levels for 12,000 U.S. public school districts (2018 only).

SFID data source: District Cost Database


State spending adequacy profiles

Compare actual and estimated adequate spending within states, by district poverty quintile (2018 only).

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


State funding progressivity

Differences in revenue between high and zero poverty districts for each state (1993-2018).

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


State fiscal effort

State and national trends in GSP- and income-based fiscal effort (2004-2018).

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


Relationships between state indicators

Create scatterplots comparing the relationships between your choice of two state indicators (2018 only).

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


State teacher wage penalties

Teacher/non-teacher wage gaps for each state and nationally, by teacher age (2000-2018).

SFID data source: State Indicators Database


Visualizations designed by Bilan Jama, Emilee O’Brien, and Lauren Schneider

Latest News

NEW DISTRICT ADEQUACY DATABASE AND RESEARCH BRIEF

March 2021: New database of spending adequacy in over 12,000 districts. Read the accompanying research brief, view profiles of individual districts, or download the full dataset.

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

The third edition of our annual report presenting findings on effort, adequacy, and progressivity in state school finance systems. Published January 2021. Read the report.

Latest Research Briefs

BRIEF: The Adequacy of School District Spending in the U.S.

Key findings on the adequacy of school district spending from our new District Cost Database for the 2017-18 school year. Published March 2021. Read the report.