ERIC Number: ED335416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Key Statistics on Public Elementary and Secondary Education Reported by State and by Regional, Locale, and Wealth Clusters, 1988-89. Survey Report.
Davis, Jo Ann
Consisting largely of 17 tables and 46 graphs, this document reports regional and subregional division characteristics of public elementary and secondary education (PESE) in 1988-89 in the United States; it also reports characteristics associated with the urbanicity, or most prevalent type of locale (TOL), and the relative wealth (RW) of states. The major data source was the National Center for Education Statistics annual Common Core of Data survey for the 1988-89 school year and the 1988 fiscal year. Data are presented in four sections: state background information (population totals, total schoolage population, and state capacity to support public education); institutional characteristics (numbers, types, and sizes of school districts and schools); education staff and students (numbers of students and teachers, administrators, and other education staff and ratios of selected staff to students); and revenues and current expenditures for PESE. The tables provide state data for nine geographic divisions and four regions. The graphs, which are keyed to specific tables, illustrate regional and divisional differences, and summarize the more comprehensive data in the tables. Data sources, comments, footnotes, and definitions accompany the tables. Among the report's highlights are the following: PESE membership remained at about 40 million students from 1987-88 to 1988-89. Small schools (99 students or fewer) were most common in the West North Central states, where they represented 26% of the schools. States reported a total of 2.3 million teachers, a figure approximately 2% higher than the preceding year. The average student to teacher ratio dropped from 17.6 in 1987-88 to 17.4 in 1988-89. Public education in low RW states derived 61% of its revenue from states sources and 30% of its revenue from local sources. For fiscal year 1988, average public education expenditures ranged from $4,952 to $2,819 per student. A definition of TOL and two tables containing TOL and RW data are appended. (RLC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.