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Chart Talk: Chapter 70 by the Numbers

A five-town comparison of Chapter 70 funding considers real estate values and median household income.

 

This information was submitted by David Whelan of Swampscott.

For those interested in how Swampscott compares to other communities in it's quest for apter 70 equity, consider the data included in the comparison. 

 DESE FY'11 Per Pupil  FY' 13 ch 70 (Gov's Budget) Real Estate Values Median Household Inc Ch 70 Rank    vs Swmp.    vs Swmp.    vs Swmp.    vs Swmp. Low=1, Hi=5  Marblehead  12,235 -3%  1,414 18%  463,700 38%  73,968 4% 3  Newton  16,392 30%  1,331 11%  678,400 102%  86,052 21% 2  Wellesley  15,421 22%  1,440 20%  841,600 150%  113,686 60% 4  Needham  13,602 8%  1,463 22%  615,000 83%  88,079 24% 5  Swampscott  12,592 0%  1,200 0%  336,300 0%  71,089 0% 1  Average:  14,048    1,370    587,000    86,575      Max:  16,392    1,463
 841,600    113,686                     Data Source Source-DESE Deval Patrick's Source-Zillow.com Source-Zillow.com Mhead-FY'10 FY 13 Budget Data collected by:  David Whelan, Feb. 9, 2012, Marblehead-FY 11 per pupil data not available on DESE website
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