ERIC Number: ED412286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Key Statistics on Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Agencies: School Year 1993-94. Survey Report.
Hoffman, Lee M.
This report describes the organization, students, staff, and financial resources of public elementary and secondary education in the United States during the 1993-94 school year. The purpose is to provide an overview of these institutions in a convenient format for general use. The information is drawn from the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system, which collects data supplied by the education agencies of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 outlying areas. The CCD School Universe includes more than 85,000 public schools. Data indicate that schools and school districts are growing fewer and larger. There were 943 fewer regular school districts in 1993 than there had been in 1984, but the average size of the remaining districts had increased by about one-fifth. The same trend was evident for schools. In 1993-94 the median-sized school enrolled 461 students. About one in nine schools was in a large city, and about one in three students was a member of a minority racial group. Additional statistics reveal that across all local education agencies in 1993-94, about two-thirds of the personnel were instructional staff and another one-fourth provided services directly to students. Data are grouped in the following categories: (1) an introduction that describes the data; (2) public schools and agencies in the United States; (3) public school students and outcomes; (4) public school staff; and (5) school district revenues and expenditures. Appendixes contain supplementary tables and a glossary. (Contains 32 tables, 6 supplementary tables, and 12 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, School Districts, School Size, School Statistics, State Boards of Education, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Student Ratio, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.