The cost of education

School spending briefs for Hamilton County, Tennessee

The Metro Ideas Project spent the past four months researching how much it costs to educate students at every school in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The Hamilton County Department of Education spent around $400 million in the 2014–15 school year on more than 42,000 students. Our research shows how approximately 75 percent of the school system budget, or $300 million, is divided among schools.

We organized the results by the county's nine legislative districts.

District lookup

Enter your street address and city in the form to find out how much is spent on schools in your district.

About the project

The Metro Ideas Project examined more than a dozen local, state and federal datasets to answer a simple question: How much does it cost to educate a student in Hamilton County, Tennessee?

Visit the project page to read more from this series.

David Morton

Project editor

David Morton is a former reporter living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has contributed to several nonprofit and journalism projects aimed at improving citizens' access to local government and public affairs.