How does MPCSD's funding and spending per student compare to neighboring peer districts?

  • What is so encouraging about the conversation around school funding is the clear reality that Menlo Park City School District residents receive far more value for their tax dollars than our neighboring, similar communities. Since 2000, MPCSD has doubled or tripled the rate of student achievement increase compared to our neighboring districts. We offer similar class sizes and arguably better instruction. Additionally, the programs available to our students are second to none. We do all of this for less money than any of our peers. The table below illustrates district expenditures for 2019-20.


    School spending chart