ERIC Number: ED399301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1995-96. Early Estimates.
McDowell, Lena M.
The estimates in this publication are key statistics reported early in the 1995-96 school year. The early estimates system is designed to allow the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to report selected key statistics early in the school year using information collected from public school state education agencies. These estimates include the numbers of students in membership, teachers, and high school graduates for public elementary and secondary schools, as well as total revenues and expenditures for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools. The estimates consist of preliminary actual counts for the individual states, estimates derived by the states for the NCES, and imputed values developed by the NCES using a combination of state-specific and national data. There were approximately 44.7 million students in the nation's public elementary and secondary schools in fall 1995, compared with 44 million in fall 1994. These students were taught by an estimated 2.6 million teachers. These early counts yield a student-to-teacher ratio of 17.3 for the public schools in 1995-96. An estimated 2.3 million students graduated from public high schools in the 1994-95 school year, and an additional 2.3 million are expected to graduate from high school in the 1995-96 school year. Revenues for public elementary and secondary education in fiscal year 1995 are estimated to be $269.5 billion, and they are expected to rise to approximately $283.3 billion in fiscal year 1996. The per-pupil expenditure for public education is anticipated to be $5,738 per student in membership for the 1995-96 school year. (Contains seven tables). (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.