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2016 BackPack Index


At the 10-year mark for the Huntington Backpack Index, the cost of supplies and extracurricular activities has increased from 2007-2016 by 88 percent for elementary school students, 81 percent for middle school students and 68 percent for high school students.

For the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Backpack Index parents can expect to pay per child:

  • $659 for elementary school children, a 1.5 percent increase compared to 2015.
  • $957 for middle school children, a 1.6 percent increase compared to 2015.
  • $1,498 for high school students, a 6.8 percent increase compared to 2015.
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In The U.S.