Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-10

Current expenditures per pupil for elementary and secondary public schools, by state:
1994, 1999, and 2003

 
  Public school expenditures ($ thousands) Student enrollment Per-pupil expenditures ($)
State 1994 1999 2003 1994 1999 2003 1994 1999 2003
 
United States 231,542,764 302,876,294 387,592,494 43,464,916 46,538,585 48,201,032 5,327 6,508 8,041
Alabama 2,809,713 3,880,188 4,657,643 734,288 747,980 739,366 3,826 5,188 6,300
Alaska 1,002,515 1,137,610 1,326,226 125,948 135,373 134,364 7,960 8,404 9,870
Arizona 2,911,304 3,963,455 5,891,105 709,453 848,262 937,755 4,104 4,672 6,282
Arkansas 1,782,645 2,241,244 2,923,401 444,271 452,256 450,985 4,013 4,956 6,482
California 25,140,639 34,379,878 47,983,402 5,327,231 5,926,037 6,353,667 4,719 5,801 7,552
Colorado 2,954,793 4,140,699 5,551,506 625,062 699,135 751,862 4,727 5,923 7,384
Connecticut 3,943,891 5,075,580 6,302,988 496,298 544,698 570,023 7,947 9,318 11,057
Delaware 643,915 872,786 1,127,745 105,547 113,262 116,342 6,101 7,706 9,693
District of Columbia 713,427 693,712 902,318 80,678 71,889 76,166 8,843 9,650 11,847
Florida 10,331,896 13,534,374 16,355,123 2,040,763 2,337,633 2,539,929 5,063 5,790 6,439
Georgia 5,643,843 8,537,177 11,630,576 1,235,304 1,401,291 1,496,012 4,569 6,092 7,774
Hawaii 998,143 1,143,713 1,489,092 180,410 188,069 183,829 5,533 6,081 8,100
Idaho 859,088 1,239,755 1,511,862 236,774 244,722 248,604 3,628 5,066 6,081
Illinois 10,076,889 13,602,965 17,271,301 1,893,078 2,011,530 2,084,187 5,323 6,762 8,287
Indiana 5,064,685 6,697,468 8,088,684 965,633 989,001 1,003,875 5,245 6,772 8,057
Iowa 2,527,434 3,110,585 3,652,022 498,519 498,214 482,210 5,070 6,243 7,574
Kansas 2,325,247 2,841,147 3,510,675 457,614 472,353 470,957 5,081 6,015 7,454
Kentucky 2,952,119 3,696,331 4,401,627 655,265 655,687 660,782 4,505 5,637 6,661
Louisiana 3,309,018 4,264,981 5,056,583 800,560 768,734 730,464 4,133 5,548 6,922
Maine 1,208,411 1,510,024 1,909,268 216,995 211,051 204,337 5,569 7,155 9,344
Maryland 4,783,023 6,165,934 7,933,055 772,638 841,671 866,743 6,191 7,326 9,153
Massachusetts 5,637,337 7,948,502 10,281,820 877,726 962,317 982,989 6,423 8,260 10,460
Michigan 9,816,830 12,785,480 15,674,698 1,599,377 1,720,287 1,785,160 6,138 7,432 8,781
Minnesota 4,328,093 5,836,186 6,867,403 810,233 856,455 846,891 5,342 6,814 8,109
Mississippi 1,725,386 2,293,188 2,853,531 505,907 502,379 492,645 3,410 4,565 5,792
Missouri 3,981,614 5,348,366 6,793,957 866,378 913,494 924,445 4,596 5,855 7,349
Montana 822,015 955,695 1,124,291 163,009 159,988 149,995 5,043 5,974 7,496
Nebraska 1,513,971 1,821,310 2,304,223 285,097 291,140 285,402 5,310 6,256 8,074
Nevada 1,099,685 1,738,009 2,251,044 235,800 311,061 369,498 4,664 5,587 6,092
New Hampshire 1,007,129 1,316,946 1,781,594 185,360 204,713 207,671 5,433 6,433 8,579
New Jersey 10,448,096 12,874,579 17,185,966 1,151,307 1,268,996 1,367,438 9,075 10,145 12,568
New Mexico 1,323,459 1,788,382 2,281,608 322,292 328,753 320,234 4,106 5,440 7,125
New York 22,059,949 26,885,444 34,546,965 2,733,813 2,877,143 2,888,233 8,069 9,344 11,961
North Carolina 5,145,416 7,097,882 8,766,968 1,133,231 1,254,821 1,335,954 4,540 5,656 6,562
North Dakota 522,377 625,428 716,007 119,127 114,927 104,225 4,385 5,442 6,870
Ohio 9,612,678 12,138,937 15,868,494 1,807,319 1,842,163 1,838,285 5,319 6,590 8,632
Oklahoma 2,680,113 3,332,697 3,804,570 604,076 628,492 624,548 4,437 5,303 6,092
Oregon 2,852,723 3,706,044 4,150,747 516,611 542,809 554,071 5,522 6,828 7,491
Pennsylvania 11,236,417 13,532,211 16,344,439 1,744,082 1,816,414 1,816,747 6,443 7,450 8,997
Rhode Island 990,094 1,283,859 1,647,587 145,676 154,785 159,205 6,797 8,294 10,349
South Carolina 2,790,878 3,759,042 4,888,250 643,696 664,600 694,389 4,336 5,656 7,040
South Dakota 584,894 696,785 851,429 142,825 132,495 130,048 4,095 5,259 6,547
Tennessee 3,305,579 4,638,924 5,674,773 866,557 905,454 927,608 3,815 5,123 6,118
Texas 16,193,722 22,430,153 30,399,603 3,608,262 3,945,367 4,259,823 4,488 5,685 7,136
Utah 1,511,205 2,025,714 2,366,897 471,365 481,176 489,262 3,206 4,210 4,838
Vermont 643,828 792,664 1,045,213 102,755 105,120 99,978 6,266 7,541 10,454
Virginia 5,441,384 7,137,419 9,208,329 1,045,471 1,124,022 1,177,229 5,205 6,350 7,822
Washington 4,892,690 6,098,008 7,359,566 915,952 998,053 1,014,798 5,342 6,110 7,252
West Virginia 1,663,868 1,986,562 2,349,833 314,383 297,530 282,455 5,292 6,677 8,319
Wisconsin 5,170,343 6,620,653 7,934,755 844,001 879,542 881,231 6,126 7,527 9,004
Wyoming 558,353 651,622 791,732 100,899 95,241 88,116 5,534 6,842 8,985
 
Puerto Rico 1,360,762 2,024,499 2,541,385 631,460 613,862 596,502 2,155 3,298 4,260
 

NOTES: Public school expenditures for Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington for 2003 are affected by redistribution of reported values to correct for missing data items. Both the District of Columbia and Hawaii have only one school district each; therefore, their data for 2003 are not comparable to other states.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NCES Common Core of Data, State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education; and National Public Education Financial Survey.

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