A Public Education Financial report by the Census Bureau revealed that in 2008 (most recent available statistics), New York state recorded the highest spending per pupil. While the amount spent per pupil does not always correlate with better overall schools, Ulster County students enjoy great teaching, advanced courses and outstanding extra-curricular activities. I often get comments from clients that relocate from other parts of the country are impressed and very satisfied with the level of education their children receive compared to their previous location. Spending was over $17,000 per pupil according to the report.
As it pertains to real estate, property values are often impacted by the desirability of the school district where the property is located. Strong schools make Ulster County an attractive place for families with school-aged children. However, there is certainly a trade-off since higher spending can increase the school tax burden and make it particularly difficult for individuals on a fixed income.
I often get comments from clients that relocate from other parts of the country are impressed and very satisfied with the level of education their children get compared to their prior location.