Baltimore City Schools #1 in America for Admin Costs


Baltimore City Public Schools is number one in the country. But not for what it may want.

Project Baltimore analyzed recent federal government data and found Baltimore City spends $1,630 per student on administration costs, which amounts to the highest in America when comparing the nation’s 100 largest public school districts.

Maryland spends a lot of money on education. This year, Annapolis alone will send $6.3 billion to Maryland public schools – 18 percent of the state’s budget. Yet, Districts like Baltimore City, say it’s not enough. Yearly budget gaps spark protests outside the State House. School maintenance funding gets cut. Schools lose heat and hot water. Students don’t have enough desks. Teachers get laid off.