ERIC Number: ED432069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1996-1997. Statistics in Brief.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The data in this report are part of the National Public Educational Financial Survey, an annual state-level collection of revenues and expenditures for public education for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Nearly $305 billion were collected for public elementary and secondary education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Revenues ranged from a high of around $34 billion in California, which serves about 1 out of every 8 students in the nation, to a low of about $643 million in North Dakota, which serves about 1 out of every 380 students. Nationally, revenues increased an average of six percent over last year's revenues. By far, the greatest part of education revenues came from nonfederal sources (state, intermediate, and local governments), which together provided about 93.4 percent of all revenues. Expenditures for public education totaled about $270 billion, with the 50 states and District of Columbia spending an average of $5,923 for every student, a 4.2 percent increase from the previous year. Each category of revenues and expenditures is defined, and the data, grouped state by state, are presented in five tables. (RJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1995-96 version of this statistical brief, see ED 420 120.