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Census data released in May 2015 broke down how much each state spent on public education per pupil in fiscal year 2013, in addition to providing information on how much of that money went to teacher salaries, pupil support and more.

Here's a 50-state (and Washington, D.C.) ranking of public school system spending per pupil by state in fiscal year 2013, starting with the states that spent the most and working down.

New York
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $19,818

Salaries and wages: $11,044
Employee benefits: $5,656

Alaska
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $18,175

Salaries and wages: $8,151
Employee benefits: $6,110

District of Columbia
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $17,953

Salaries and wages: $11,528
Employee benefits: $1,651

New Jersey
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $17,572

Salaries and wages: $10,385
Employee benefits: $4,194

Connecticut
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $16,631

Salaries and wages: $9,601
Employee benefits: $4,255

Vermont
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $16,377

Salaries and wages: $9,534
Employee benefits: $3,729

Wyoming
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $15,700

Salaries and wages: $9,366
Employee benefits: $3,905

Massachusetts
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Per-pupil amount of current spending: $14,515

Salaries and wages: $8,822
Employee benefits: $3,315

Rhode Island
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $14,415

Salaries and wages: $8,509
Employee benefits: $3,702

Pennsylvania
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $13,864

Salaries and wages: $7,598
Employee benefits: $3,461

Delaware
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $13,833

Salaries and wages: $7,620
Employee benefits: $3,728

Maryland
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $13,829

Salaries and wages: $8,122
Employee benefits: $3,701

New Hampshire
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $13,721

Salaries and wages: $7,653
Employee benefits: $3,304

Illinois
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $12,288

Salaries and wages: $6,875
Employee benefits: $3,155

Maine
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $12,147

Salaries and wages: $7,359
Employee benefits: $2,900

North Dakota
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,980

Salaries and wages: $7,186
Employee benefits: $2,384

Hawaii
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,823

Salaries and wages: $6,463
Employee benefits: $2,446

Nebraska
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,579

Salaries and wages: $6,754
Employee benefits: $2,305

Ohio
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,197

Salaries and wages: $6,744
Employee benefits: $2,575

West Virginia
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,132

Salaries and wages: $6,156
Employee benefits: $3,117

Minnesota
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,089

Salaries and wages: $6,997
Employee benefits: $2,282

Wisconsin
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $11,071

Salaries and wages: $6,149
Employee benefits: $2,866

Virginia
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $10,960

Salaries and wages: $6,857
Employee benefits: $2,606

Michigan
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $10,948

Salaries and wages: $5,779
Employee benefits: $3,156

Montana
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $10,625

Salaries and wages: $6,180
Employee benefits: $1,890

Louisiana
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $10,490

Salaries and wages: $5,800
Employee benefits: $2,738

Iowa
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $10,313

Salaries and wages: $6,511
Employee benefits: $2,171

Kansas
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,828

Salaries and wages: $5,771
Employee benefits: $1,756

Washington
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,672

Salaries and wages: $5,977
Employee benefits: $2,044

Missouri
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,597

Salaries and wages: $6,032
Employee benefits: $1,795

Indiana
Wikipedia

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,566

Salaries and wages: $5,321
Employee benefits: $2,848

Oregon
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,543

Salaries and wages: $5,017
Employee benefits: $2,807

South Carolina
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,514

Salaries and wages: $5,681
Employee benefits: $1,929

Arkansas
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,394

Salaries and wages: $5,639
Employee benefits: $1,556

Kentucky
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,316

Salaries and wages: $5,840
Employee benefits: $2,166

California
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Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,220

Salaries and wages: $5,567
Employee benefits: $2,085

Georgia
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,099

Salaries and wages: $5,641
Employee benefits: $1,867

New Mexico
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $9,012

Salaries and wages: $5,386
Employee benefits: $1,737

Alabama
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,755

Salaries and wages: $5,045
Employee benefits: $1,884

Colorado
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,647

Salaries and wages: $5,495
Employee benefits: $1,472

South Dakota
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,470

Salaries and wages: $5,082
Employee benefits: $1,472

Florida
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,433

Salaries and wages: $4,930
Employee benefits: $1,416

North Carolina
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,390

Salaries and wages: $5,266
Employee benefits: $1,732

Nevada
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,339

Salaries and wages: $4,972
Employee benefits: $1,967

Texas
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,299

Salaries and wages: $5,668
Employee benefits: $953

Tennessee
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,208

Salaries and wages: $5,153
Employee benefits: $1,639

Mississippi
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $8,130

Salaries and wages: $4,797
Employee benefits: $1,594

Oklahoma
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $7,672

Salaries and wages: $4,419
Employee benefits: $1,455

Arizona
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $7,208

Salaries and wages: $4,446
Employee benefits: $1,265

Idaho
Associated Press

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $6,791

Salaries and wages: $4,180
Employee benefits: $1,435

Utah
Deseret News

Per-pupil amount of current spending: $6,555

Salaries and wages: $4,219
Employee benefits: $1,657