Atlantic City Public Schools: $40,574 Per Student? 329 New Students In One Year?

These numbers in “2023-2024 User Friendly Budget” for the Atlantic City Public Schools are alarming and unsustainable.

Click Here For Link To Atlantic City Board of Education Home Page:  Atlantic City Public Schools / ACBOE Homepage

Click here for Line To “2023-2025 User Friendly Budget posted on official website of Atlantic City Public Schools: user friendly budget 23-24.pdf (

Above chart shows “bottom line” of actual and proposed revenues received by the Atlantic City Public Schools from local, state, and federal taxes during the past two years.

The above chart shows “bottom line” of actual and proposed spending by the Atlantic City Public Schools during the past two years.

Are Atlantic City, New Jersey and U.S. taxpayers really spending $288,526,052 to educate 7,111 students this year?  If so, it comes out to nearly $41 thousand per student each year!  What type of education is each student getting for that money?

The above chart shows 329 more students in 2023 than in 2022.  That is a 5% increase in one year, enough to fill a new elementary school!

The chart also shows that Atlantic City public school enrollment increased by 329 students in just one year.  Enrollment went from 6,782 in 2022 to 7,111 in 2023.  That is like adding a new elementary school in just one year.  Are these new “migrants” coming across our open border? Are these the children of some of the 30 million illegal immigrants who came during the past 30 years?  This is simply not sustainable.  The only question is how long will this go on before New Jersey and America are as poor, violent, and miserable as the countries these “migrants” are running away from. is a tax-exempt, non-political education organization of roughly 200 citizens who mostly live near Atlantic City, New Jersey.  We formed this group in 2003. We volunteer our time and money to maintain this website. We do our best to post accurate information. However, we admit we make mistakes from time to time.  If you see any mistakes or inaccurate, misleading, outdated, or incomplete information in this or any of our posts, please let us know. We will do our best to correct the problem as soon as possible. Please email us at or telephone (609) 927-7333.

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    Atlantic City, NJ Attorney since 1975. Executive Director of Liberty and Prosperity since 2003. GOP Candidate for Congress, NJ State 2021, 2018. Adjunct Professor of Government & History at Atlantic Cape Community College 2010-2017. Contact (609) 927-7333

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