By now, your star student is heading back into the classroom with a backpack full of brand new pencils, notebooks — and maybe he’s sporting a new outfit, too. As you probably know all too well, those back-to-school expenses add up quickly. But the investment in educating your child isn’t just putting a dent in your wallet.

H&R Block’s latest infographic takes a look at the average cost of putting a child through a year of public elementary, middle and high school. What figure is most surprising to you?

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What It Costs to Send A Kid to School

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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