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Table 163. Total and current expenditure per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1919-20 to 2001-02

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            |        Expenditure per pupil in     |             Expenditure per pupil in
            |        average daily attendance     |                fall enrollment\2\
            |_____________________________________|________________________________________________
School      |Unadjusted dollars| Constant 2001-02 |Unadjusted dollars| Constant 2001-02 dollars\3\
year        |                  |      dollars\3\  |                  |_____________________________
            |__________________|__________________|__________________|   Total|Current |Annual per-
            |    Total|Current |   Total|  Current|    Total|Current |expendi-|expendi-|cent change
            | expendi-|expendi-|expendi-| expendi-| expendi-|expendi-| ture\1\|   ture |in current
            |  ture\1\|   ture | ture\1\|     ture|  ture\1\|   ture |        |        |expenditure
____________|_________|________|________|_________|_________|________|________|________|___________
1           |       2 |      3 |      4 |       5 |       6 |      7 |      8 |      9 |        10
____________|_________|________|________|_________|_________|________|________|________|___________
1919-20 ....|      $64|     $53|    $598|     $499|      $48|     $40|    $448|    $373|       ---
1929-30 ....|      108|      87|   1,129|      903|       90|      72|     935|     747|       ---
1931-32 ....|       97|      81|   1,197|    1,002|       82|      69|   1,014|     848|       ---
1933-34 ....|       76|      67|   1,026|      908|       65|      57|     871|     771|       ---
1935-36 ....|       88|      74|   1,140|      963|       74|      63|     964|     815|       ---
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1937-38 ....|      100|      84|   1,240|    1,043|       86|      72|   1,065|     896|       ---
1939-40 ....|      106|      88|   1,348|    1,123|       92|      76|   1,168|     973|       ---
1941-42 ....|      110|      98|   1,257|    1,124|       94|      84|   1,077|     962|       ---
1943-44 ....|      125|     117|   1,275|    1,196|      105|      99|   1,074|   1,008|       ---
1945-46 ....|      146|     136|   1,425|    1,332|      124|     116|   1,214|   1,135|       ---
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1947-48 ....|      205|     181|   1,567|    1,388|      179|     158|   1,368|   1,212|       ---
1949-50 ....|      260|     210|   1,959|    1,583|      231|     187|   1,738|   1,404|       ---
1951-52 ....|      314|     246|   2,132|    1,668|      275|     215|   1,867|   1,461|       ---
1953-54 ....|      351|     265|   2,326|    1,755|      312|     236|   2,068|   1,560|       ---
1955-56 ....|      387|     294|   2,565|    1,950|      354|     269|   2,345|   1,783|       ---
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1957-58 ....|      447|     341|   2,792|    2,129|      408|     311|   2,546|   1,941|       ---
1959-60 ....|      471|     375|   2,856|    2,275|      440|     350|   2,668|   2,125|       ---
1961-62 ....|      517|     419|   3,066|    2,484|      485|     393|   2,877|   2,331|       ---
1963-64 ....|      559|     460|   3,228|    2,660|      520|     428|   3,004|   2,475|       ---
1965-66 ....|      654|     538|   3,651|    3,003|      607|     499|   3,390|   2,788|       ---
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1967-68 ....|      786|     658|   4,121|    3,449|      732|     612|   3,833|   3,209|       ---
1969-70 ....|      955|     816|   4,505|    3,849|      879|     751|   4,147|   3,544|       ---
1970-71 ....|    1,049|     911|   4,707|    4,087|      970|     842|   4,352|   3,778|        6.6
1971-72 ....|    1,128|     990|   4,884|    4,286|    1,034|     908|   4,479|   3,931|        4.0
1972-73 ....|    1,211|   1,077|   5,039|    4,483|    1,117|     993|   4,648|   4,135|        5.2
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1973-74 ....|    1,364|   1,207|   5,213|    4,614|    1,244|   1,101|   4,753|   4,207|        1.7
1974-75 ....|    1,545|   1,365|   5,315|    4,695|    1,423|   1,257|   4,896|   4,325|        2.8
1975-76 ....|    1,697|   1,504|   5,454|    4,831|    1,563|   1,385|   5,022|   4,449|        2.9
1976-77 ....|    1,816|   1,638|   5,514|    4,972|    1,674|   1,509|   5,081|   4,581|        3.0
1977-78 ....|    2,002|   1,823|   5,697|    5,186|    1,842|   1,677|   5,240|   4,770|        4.1
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1978-79 ....|    2,210|   2,020|   5,749|    5,256|    2,029|   1,855|   5,279|   4,827|        1.2
1979-80 ....|    2,491|   2,272|   5,717|    5,214|    2,290|   2,088|   5,255|   4,794|       -0.7
1980-81 ....|\4\ 2,742|   2,502|\4\5,641|    5,146|\4\ 2,529|   2,307|\4\5,203|   4,746|       -1.0
1981-82 ....|\4\ 2,973|   2,726|\4\5,630|    5,161|\4\ 2,754|   2,525|\4\5,215|   4,781|        0.7
1982-83 ....|\4\ 3,203|   2,955|\4\5,816|    5,365|\4\ 2,966|   2,736|\4\5,385|   4,968|        3.9
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1983-84 ....|\4\ 3,471|   3,173|\4\6,077|    5,556|\4\ 3,216|   2,940|\4\5,630|   5,147|        3.6
1984-85 ....|\4\ 3,722|   3,470|\4\6,271|    5,847|\4\ 3,456|   3,222|\4\5,822|   5,429|        5.5
1985-86 ....|\4\ 4,020|   3,756|\4\6,583|    6,150|\4\ 3,724|   3,479|\4\6,099|   5,698|        5.0
1986-87 ....|\4\ 4,308|   3,970|\4\6,901|    6,360|\4\ 3,995|   3,682|\4\6,400|   5,898|        3.5
1987-88 ....|\4\ 4,654|   4,240|\4\7,159|    6,522|\4\ 4,310|   3,927|\4\6,630|   6,040|        2.4
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1988-89 ....|    5,109|   4,645|   7,512|    6,829|    4,738|   4,307|   6,966|   6,333|        4.8
1989-90 ....|    5,550|   4,980|   7,789|    6,988|    5,174|   4,643|   7,262|   6,515|        2.9
1990-91 ....|    5,885|   5,258|   7,830|    6,996|    5,486|   4,902|   7,300|   6,522|        0.1
1991-92 ....|    6,074|   5,421|   7,832|    6,989|    5,629|   5,023|   7,257|   6,476|       -0.7
1992-93 ....|    6,281|   5,584|   7,853|    6,981|    5,804|   5,160|   7,257|   6,451|       -0.4
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1993-94 ....|    6,492|   5,767|   7,912|    7,029|    5,996|   5,327|   7,307|   6,492|        0.6
1994-95 ....|    6,725|   5,989|   7,967|    7,095|    6,208|   5,529|   7,355|   6,550|        0.9
1995-96 ....|    6,962|   6,147|   8,029|    7,090|    6,443|   5,689|   7,431|   6,562|        0.2
1996-97 ....|    7,300|   6,393|   8,186|    7,169|    6,764|   5,923|   7,585|   6,642|        1.2
1997-98 ....|    7,703|   6,676|   8,487|    7,354|    7,142|   6,189|   7,868|   6,819|        2.7
            |         |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |
1998-99 ....|    8,118|   7,013|   8,792|    7,595|    7,533|   6,508|   8,158|   7,048|        3.4
1999-2000 ..|    8,592|   7,394|   9,044|    7,782|    8,033|   6,912|   8,455|   7,276|        3.2
2000-01 ....|    9,183|   7,904|   9,346|    8,044|    8,575|   7,380|   8,726|   7,511|        3.2
2001-02 ....|    9,614|   8,259|   9,614|    8,259|    8,996|   7,727|   8,996|   7,727|        2.9
____________|_________|________|________|_________|_________|________|________|________|___________

---Not available.
\1\Excludes "Other current expenditures," such as community services, private school programs, adult education and other programs not allocable to expenditures per student at public schools.
\2\Data for 1919-20 to 1953-54 are based on school-year enrollment.
\3\Based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
\4\Estimated.

NOTE: Beginning in 1980-81, state administration expenditures are excluded from both "total" and "current" expenditures. Beginning in 1988-89, extensive changes were made in the data collection procedures. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1919-20 through 1955-56; Statistics of State, School Systems, 1957-58 through 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1970-71 through 1986-87; The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987-88 through 2001-02. (This table was prepared April 2005.)

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