When searching for a home, there are many things to consider. One of those is what school your children will attend. Research shows that the wealthiest school districts spend far more per pupil than the national average. Not surprisingly, the richest schools are considered better than the poorest schools.
The amount of income earned by Americans each year affects the availability of government services, health and quality of life. The average income of Americans differs by state, county and Zip Code. Income level has a great impact on education.
24/7 Wall St. analyzed Census data from 2006 through 2010 for each of the more than 10,000 unified school districts in the United States. Residents that live in wealthy school districts have among the best schools in the nation based on graduation rates, test scores and independent ratings of academic success. Children who attend these schools are more likely to earn a college degree than the national average.
The following is a list of the Top 10 Richest School Districts in America:
- Scarsdale Union Free School District, N.Y.
- Weston School District, Conn.
- Riverdale School District, Ore.
- Chappaqua Central School District, N.Y.
- Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, N.Y.
- Byram Hills Central School District, N.Y.
- Edgemont Union Free School District, N.Y.
- New Canaan School District, Conn.
- Bronxville Union Free School District, N.Y.
- Darien School District, Conn.
For more information, please read America’s Richest School Districts