Does Menlo Park have too many administrators?

  • Menlo Park City School District spends less money per student on administrators than any of its high-achieving, K-8 peer districts. Based on 2019-20 data, the most recent data publicly available on EdData, MPCSD once again gets excellent value for the money it spends.

     

    District

    Administration Costs

    Per Student

    MPCSD

    $1,493

    Hillsborough

    $2,071

    Las Lomitas

    $2,127

    Portola Valley

    $3,102

    Woodside

    $2,075

     

    “Administrators” in MPCSD include all certificated and classified managers, all of whom lead vital work within the organization. Menlo Park City School District is not unique in the number and type of positions for a district its size with schools our size.

     

    Certificated

    Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent(s), Director/Coordinators, Principals, Assistant Principals

    Classified

    Chief Business Officer, Human Resources Manager, Director of Maintenance, Operations & Transportation