Information via Wallet Hub:

With more than half of teachers reporting significant learning loss during the pandemic but poorer districts disproportionately impacted, WalletHub today released its report on the Most and Least Equitable School Districts in Maryland. To find out where school funding is distributed most fairly, WalletHub scored the equitability of each school district in Maryland based on two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.

Alongside this report, WalletHub also released rankings for the States with the Most and Least Equitable School Districts, along with accompanying videos and audio files. Maryland ranked as the 19th most equitable overall.

Below, you can see additional report highlights, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

Most & Least Equitable School Districts in Maryland


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Noted in the report:

Overall Rankings:

  • Carroll County ranks 11th
  • Howard County ranks 24th

Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools per Pupil:

  • Howard County ranks 5th ($16,084)
  • Carroll County ranks 17th ($14,126)

Income by School District:

  • Howard County ranks 1st ($121,160)
  • Carroll County ranks 8th ($96,769)


Scott E


  1. Only an idiot would believe there is no upper limit on the correlation of education expenses and outcome among students. Research has shown that at a certain point education expidentures per student has diminishing returns.


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