Montgomery County Is Home To 7 of 20 Least Equitable School Districts in PA, Including No. 1

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A WalletHub report shows Montgomery County has seven of the 20 least equitable school districts in the state, including number one. Image via Pete Bannan at Main Line Media News.

With the heightened focus on racial equality and research indicating low-income students will fall behind if classes are held remotely, WalletHub has released the Most and Least Equitable School Districts in Pennsylvania report.

The report shows Montgomery County has seven of the 20 least equitable school districts in the state, including number one.

To determine which school districts distribute their funding most fairly, WalletHub used two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.

Lower Merion School District ranked lowest in Montgomery County at No. 499, which makes it the least equitable school district in Pennsylvania. It has $128,410 median household income and spends $25,690 per pupil on public elementary and secondary schools.

Upper Dublin School District is seventh least equitable at No. 495, followed by the eleventh-least-equitable Wissahickon School District at No. 489. Meanwhile, the 12th least-equitable is Jenkintown School District at 488.

Colonial School District is No. 485 and Methacton School District in No. 484 are 15th and 16th least equitable respectively.

The list is rounded out by the 17th-least-equitable Lower Moreland Township School District at No. 483.

Read more about the most and least equitable school districts at WalletHub by clicking here.

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