The Katonah-Lewisboro School District was named the "best school district" in New York state, by 24/7 Wall St.
The financial news and opinion company based in Delaware ranks Best School Districts in every state, and the survey can be accessed here.
Katonah-Lewisboro has 3,233 students and spends an average of $31,154 per student, the Wall St. analysis found. The graduation rate at the district's John Jay High School is 94.3 percent and 74.2 percent of adults residing in the school district, which includes part of Pound Ridge, have a bachelor's degree.
In addition to graduation rates and spending, the company evaluated the districts by creating an index based on data in these categories: child poverty, teacher-student ratios, preschool enrollment and Advanced Placement enrollment.
Several school districts in the United States spend more than $50,000 per student annually on education, 24/7 Wall St. found, but others spend less than $2,000 per student.
"That difference in spending contributes to major disparities in student outcomes throughout the country," the report said. "The majority of a school's budget is spent on staff and teacher salaries. A school that is able to attract the best teachers can give their students a major advantage."
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