Assessed valuation 2019–2020
Assessed valuation is the taxable portion of the market value of real estate and/or personal property, such as cars or boats. SSD encompasses all of St. Louis County and the portion of Jefferson County served by Rockwood School District. SSD’s countywide status allows the District to use the total assessed valuation of the area within its boundaries in determining its tax rate. For 2019–2020, the valuation of the area within the District’s boundaries is $28,792,700,846.
SSD tax rate 2019–2020
By state law, residential property is assessed at 19 percent of its market value. This means that taxes paid to SSD on a home valued at $100,000 would be $227.62 annually based on the 2019–2020 tax rate of $1.1077 per $100 assessed valuation. As with assessed valuation, the SSD tax rate applies to property in St. Louis County and the portion of Jefferson County served by Rockwood School District.
(0.19 x $100,000 x 1.1077) / $100 = $210.46
For the 2018–2019 school year, the District’s total operating revenue was $468 million, with expenditures of about $446 million.
FY19 revenues by source
Local — $327,606 (70%)
(Includes Local, County, Non-current and Contracted)
State — $97,323 (21%)
Federal — $43,359 (9%)
Staff Salaries — $281,179 (63%)
Staff Benefits — $98,683 (22%)
Purchased Services/Supplies — $47,901 (11%)
Capital Outlay — $18,287 (4%)
Summary of Revenues, Expenditures, Balances ($ in 000s)
Facilities Plan Obligation
A complete copy of the FY20 budget can be viewed in the superintendent's office during business hours or to request a copy, call 314.989.8281.
Per-pupil costs 2017–2018
School districts maintain data that track the average cost of educating each student. This data, referred to as the cost per pupil, is calculated by dividing the District’s total operating expense budget by the total number of students being educated (eligible pupils).
However, SSD serves more than 23,000 students* for whom it does not take attendance, and as such, expenditures per eligible pupil are not relevant. SSD calculates its per-pupil expenditures by using current expenditures divided by the total number of students receiving special education services from the District as of Dec. 1, 2017. The amount for 2017-2018 is $15,146 per pupil.
This amount presents a more accurate picture of the District’s per-pupil expenditure than does the standard state calculation on an eligible pupil basis.
NOTE: Ninety-seven percent of these students receive special education services from SSD staff in a school in their local school district. It is the responsibility of the local school district to take attendance on all students who attend school in its buildings, primarily for funding purposes. While SSD has records on each student served by our District, we may not necessarily be the district that records the actual attendance for that student.