ERIC Number: ED218809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States, 1979-80: A Statistical Compendium.
Nehrt, Roy C.
For each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this document provides two pages of tables and graphs, with data on 49 variables related to institutional, pupil, staff, and financial aspects of public elementary and secondary education. An introductory section explains that the data came from local education agencies (LEAs) and were aggregated at the state level. This section also discusses the relationship of LEAs' current expenditures to capital outlays and to expenditures made for LEAs by other agencies. Definitions of the variables are presented in a glossary. Among the data for 1979-80 included in the tables are the number of elementary, middle, secondary, vocational-technical, and other schools; average daily attendance and number of pupils transported daily; number of teachers, administrators, and other employees; pupil-teacher ratio; revenues from local, state, and federal sources; expenditures by LEAs and other agencies, broken down by type of expenses; and expenditures and revenue per pupil. For 18 of the variables, data are given for both 1978-79 and 1979-80, and each variable's 1979-80 national percentile ranking is shown on a graph. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Graphs, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Operating Expenses, Public Schools, School District Spending, School Districts, School Personnel, School Statistics, State Surveys, Student Teacher Ratio, Tables (Data), Teachers
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.