|Figure 36-1: Current expenditures per student in fall enrollment in public school districts, by district poverty category: Selected school years, 1995-96 through 2006-07|
NOTE: Expenditures have been adjusted for the effects of inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and are in constant 2008–09 dollars. Districts were ranked by the percentage of school-age children (5- to 17-year-olds) in poverty and then divided into five groups with approximately equal public school enrollments. For more information on poverty, see supplemental note 1. For more information on using the CPI to adjust for inflation and on the classifications of expenditures for elementary and secondary education, see supplemental note 10. For more information on the Common Core of Data (CCD), see supplemental note 3. Districts include elementary/secondary combined districts and separate elementary or secondary districts. They exclude Department of Defense districts and Bureau of Indian Education districts.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, "Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates," 1995–96, 1997–98, and 1999–2000 through 2006–07; and U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data (CCD), "School District Finance Survey (Form F-33)," 1995–96, 1997–98, and 1999–2000 through 2006–07.