By the numbers: Education
653,592: number of students in Oklahoma public schools.
$7,896: amount spent per student in Oklahoma, about 26 percent less than the national average.
$43,400: average household income in Oklahoma, about 12 percent less than the national average.
19: percent increase in state spending per student since 2005, compared to national average of 22 percent.
$1.8 billion: total revenue from property taxes, accounting for about 1/3 of all school funding in Oklahoma.
$1.7 billion: total amount of outstanding debt for Oklahoma schools.
$66 million: total interest paid on debts for state schools.
SOURCE: “Public Education Finances: 2010” report by the U.S. Census Bureau