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ERIC Number: ED565270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
10th Annual School Construction Report, 2005
Abramson, Paul
School Planning & Management
School construction in the United States dipped below $20 billion in 2003, the first time that had happened in the 21st Century, setting off alarm bells that the school construction boom might be fading. That concern appears to be unfounded. In 2004, school districts in the United States once again completed more than $20 billion worth of construction, and the probability is that at least that much will be completed during the current calendar year. These are among the findings of "School Planning & Management"'s Tenth Annual School Construction Report, compiled in partnership with Market Data Retrieval, a company of D&B. Market Data Retrieval gathers information for this report from mailed and e-mailed survey forms and telephone calls to every school district in the United States. Information is gathered on individual projects during a three- and four-year period as each project progresses from planned construction to completion. Each follow-up contact is designed to elicit more detailed and refined information on costs, size and facilities. "School Planning & Management" takes the raw information and compiles it into national and regional estimates. Estimates are based on the point in each project when data was gathered, the number and percentage of districts responding, size of districts and location of the districts. This report provides an overview of national statistics on school construction completed in 2004, school construction currently underway, and projections for 2005. Additionally, figures are given for each of the 12 regions of the United States. The figures show the total amount of construction activity by year and how that money was spent, on new schools, additions or renovations. They also show by year what percentage of money in each region goes into elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and district projects. Finally, for new schools only the median cost per square foot, cost per student and square foot per student for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in each region are shown.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Planning and Management