Average money spent by teachers for school, classroom or student use in the U.S.

This statistic shows the average amount of own money spent by teachers for school, classroom or student use in the United States in 2016, distinguished by school poverty level. In 2016, teachers from high poverty schools spent an average of 672 U.S. dollars of their own money on items for school, classroom and student use.

Average amount of own money spent by teachers for school, classroom or student use in the U.S. in 2016, by school poverty level

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Sources

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 22 - August 26, 2016

Number of respondents

3,964 respondents

Special properties

Pre-K-12 teachers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed as follows: "How much, if any, of your own money did you spend on items for school, classroom or student use over the past year?"
Poverty levels are determined by NCES definitions of high- and low-poverty schools, based on the percentage of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch.
Low poverty = 0-25% eligible for free/reduced-price lunch;
Mid-low poverty 26-50% eligible for free/reduced-price lunch;
Mid-high poverty 51-75% eligible for free/reduced-price lunch;
High poverty 76%+ eligible for free/reduced-price lunch.

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