Per pupil spending in Andover (blue) and state average (orange) are highlighted (thick lines). Over the past ten years Arlington, Chelmsford, Franklin, Holliston, Natick, North Andover and Winchester have significantly lower average spending than Andover, Needham spending is comparable to Andover, and Wellesley and Westwood spending is significantly higher than Andover (p<=.01). All districts have a significant trend of budget increases over time; only in Wellesley, Needham and Chelmsford per pupil spending is increasing at a greater rate than Andover per pupil spending over the past ten years. Andover had the fourth highest per pupil spending of the group in 2018 (no change in rank from 2017).
Per Pupil Spending
Per Pupil Spending Ratio Box and Whisker Plot
Spending on state-defined categories is shown as a portion of 2018 in-district expenditures for Andover, and for the average of our ten comparable districts. Andover spends at or below the median in three categories (*), including pupil services, instructional materials, and administration, and in the highest quartile in six categories (+) of insurance, retirement programs and other; operations and maintenance; guidance, counseling and testing; other teaching services and professional development.
The state-defined expense categories are listed below.