ERIC Number: ED328592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Key Statistics on Public Elementary and Secondary Education Reported by State and by Regional, Locale, and Wealth Clusters, 1987-88. Survey Report.
Davis, Jo Ann
Regional and subregional division characteristics of public elementary and secondary education in the United States are reported. Characteristics associated with urbanicity and wealth are also reported. Factors examined are those most commonly used to identify the resources, needs, organization, and special characteristics of education within each state. The factors are displayed in numeric and graphic form to make them useful for a wide range of audiences and purposes. Data were derived from a variety of sources. A major data source was the annual Common Core of Data survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. Data are presented in 46 graphs and 17 tables in four sections: (1) state background information (population totals, total school-age (5-17 years old) population, and state capacity to support public education); (2) institutional characteristics (numbers, types, and sizes of school districts and schools); (3) education staff and students (counts of students and teachers, administrators, and other education staff and ratios of selected staff to students); and (4) revenues and current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education. Selected highlights include the following: Idaho, Maine, and Nevada have the highest percentage (95.5%) of 5-year-old through 17-year-old students attending public schools; the largest school districts are located within the South Atlantic division, the city-urban fringe locale, and the moderately high relative wealth clusters; Delaware has the highest percentage (10.2%) of special education schools, and North Dakota has the second highest percentage (5.2%); student/teacher ratio tends to vary by geographic region more than by urbanicity or relative wealth; and Tennessee spends the largest percentage (69.9%) of total current expenditures on instruction. Descriptions of type of locale and a table comparing the relative wealth of each state are appended. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Local Norms, National Surveys, Profiles, Public Education, Regional Characteristics, Rural Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, State Norms, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.