The figures represent only the local per pupil contribution to school funding. When state and federal contributions are added, the per pupil spending is much higher. For instance, in Baltimore County, nearly half of the total operating budget comes from the state.

School system                   Required funding                             Budgeted funding
Allegany $3,249.00$3,316.00
Anne Arundel $7,713.00$7,550.00
Baltimore City $2,964.00$3,170.00
Baltimore Co. $6,647.00$6,648.00
Calvert $6,316.00$6,689.00
Caroline $2,377.00$2,377.00
Carroll $6,001.00$6,040.00
Cecil $4,376.00$4,376.00
Charles$5,611.00$5,611.00
Dorchester $3,941.00$3,770.00
Frederick $5,628.00$5,638.00
Garrett $5,537.00$6,091.00
Harford $5,678.00$5,701.00
Howard $9,225.00$9,362.00
Kent $8,328.00$7,925.00
Montgomery $11,249.00$9,758.00
Prince George's $4,429.00$5,154.00
Queen Anne's $6,414.00$5,812.00
St. Mary's $4,640.00$4,686.00
Somerset $3,192.00$3,194.00
Talbot $8,034.00$7,611.00
Washington $4,136.00$4,136.00
Wicomico $3,624.00$2,617.00
Worcester $11,389.00$11,389.00


Source: Maryland State Department of Education