ERIC Number: ED410307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1996-97. Early Estimates.
McDowell, Lena M.
The estimates in this publication are key statistics reported before the close of the 1996-97 school year. They include the number of students in membership, teachers, and high school graduates for public elementary and secondary schools, and total revenues and expenditures for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools. The public school estimates consist of three kinds of data: preliminary actual counts for individual states; estimates derived by the states for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); and estimated values developed by the NCES using a combination of state-specific and national data. These data show that there were approximately 45.2 million students in the nation's public elementary and secondary schools in fall 1996, compared with 44.7 million in fall 1995. These students were taught by an estimated 2.6 million teachers in this school year. Student enrollment and teacher count data yield student-to-teacher ratios of 17.2 for public schools for the 1996-97 school year. An estimated 2.3 million students graduated from public high schools in the 1995-96 school year, and an additional 2.4 million were expected to graduate in the 1996-97 school year. Revenues for public elementary and secondary education in fiscal year 1996 were estimated to be $285.5 billion, and they were expected to rise to approximately $229.1 billion in fiscal year 1997. The per-pupil expenditure for public education was anticipated to be $6,060 per student in membership for the 1996-97 school year. (Contains seven tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.