School Funding Data


SFRA State Summary

In 2008, the New Jersey Legislature enacted the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA), a weighted student formula for financing PK-12 education. After the initial year of implementation in 2009, the formula has not been properly funded. As a result, districts across the state are not receiving the state aid to which they are entitled. This report provides a statewide summary of school funding under the SFRA.


SFRA District Profile

This report provides a school funding profile for each district, including general demographic data, factors influencing the state and local share, spending relative to adequacy, and state and local funding gaps.



Below Adequacy Districts

Far too many districts across New Jersey are spending below the adequacy targets determined by the SFRA. These charts demonstrate the growing number of districts and students affected by state and local funding gaps.


Funding Per Weighted Pupil

ELC publishes an annual guide comparing funding across New Jersey school districts using an accurate measure for school spending called “funding per weighted pupil,” or FWP. This measure allows for a fair funding comparison by accounting for the degree to which districts require extra resources to educate students with special needs.