Florence 1 Schools has been named the most equitable school district in South Carolina, according to a new study by WalletHub. The study evaluated nearly 13,000 school districts across the country, ranking them based on per-pupil spending and the average household income. Districts were assigned an overall score, with a low score being indicative of greater equity. Florence 1’s score was 0.28, half the score for Spartanburg 2, the district ranked second in the state.
The ranking was created based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. According to that data, Florence 1’s expenditures per pupil are $12,398 and the average household income is $54,784. By comparison, Spartanburg’s per pupil expenditures are $10,368 while the average household income is $62,550.
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