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Table 162. Total and current expenditure per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1919-20 through 2002-03
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            |        Expenditure per pupil in      |              Expenditure per pupil in
            |        average daily attendance      |                 fall enrollment\1\
            |______________________________________|________________________________________________
            |                  |   Constant 2004-05|                  |  Constant 2004-05 dollars\2\
            |Unadjusted dollars|      dollars\2\   |Unadjusted dollars|_____________________________
            |__________________|___________________|__________________|        |        |Annual per-
            |    Total| Current|    Total|  Current|   Total|  Current|   Total| Current|cent change
            | expendi-|expendi-| expendi-| expendi-|expendi-| expendi-|expendi-|expendi-| in current
School year |  ture\3\|    ture|  ture\3\|     ture| ture\3\|     ture| ture\3\|    ture|expenditure
____________|_________|________|_________|_________|________|_________|________|________|___________
1           |        2|       3|        4|        5|       6|        7|       8|       9|         10
____________|_________|________|_________|_________|________|_________|________|________|___________
1919-20 ....|      $64|     $53|     $643|     $536|     $48|      $40|    $481|    $401|        ---
1929-30 ....|      108|      87|    1,215|      971|      90|       72|   1,006|     804|        ---
1931-32 ....|       97|      81|    1,288|    1,078|      82|       69|   1,090|     913|        ---
1933-34 ....|       76|      67|    1,103|      977|      65|       57|     937|     830|        ---
1935-36 ....|       88|      74|    1,227|    1,036|      74|       63|   1,038|     877|        ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1937-38 ....|      100|      84|    1,334|    1,122|      86|       72|   1,145|     963|        ---
1939-40 ....|      106|      88|    1,450|    1,208|      92|       76|   1,257|   1,047|        ---
1941-42 ....|      110|      98|    1,353|    1,209|      94|       84|   1,158|   1,035|        ---
1943-44 ....|      125|     117|    1,372|    1,287|     105|       99|   1,156|   1,084|        ---
1945-46 ....|      146|     136|    1,533|    1,433|     124|      116|   1,306|   1,221|        ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1947-48 ....|      205|     181|    1,685|    1,493|     179|      158|   1,472|   1,304|        ---
1949-50 ....|      260|     210|    2,107|    1,703|     231|      187|   1,870|   1,511|        ---
1951-52 ....|      314|     246|    2,294|    1,794|     275|      215|   2,008|   1,571|        ---
1953-54 ....|      351|     265|    2,502|    1,888|     312|      236|   2,225|   1,679|        ---
1955-56 ....|      387|     294|    2,760|    2,098|     354|      269|   2,523|   1,918|        ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1957-58 ....|      447|     341|    3,003|    2,290|     408|      311|   2,739|   2,088|        ---
1959-60 ....|      471|     375|    3,073|    2,447|     440|      350|   2,871|   2,286|        ---
1961-62 ....|      517|     419|    3,298|    2,672|     485|      393|   3,095|   2,507|        ---
1963-64 ....|      559|     460|    3,472|    2,861|     520|      428|   3,232|   2,663|        ---
1965-66 ....|      654|     538|    3,928|    3,230|     607|      499|   3,647|   2,999|        ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1967-68 ....|      786|     658|    4,433|    3,711|     732|      612|   4,124|   3,452|        ---
1969-70 ....|      955|     816|    4,846|    4,141|     879|      751|   4,462|   3,812|        ---
1970-71 ....|    1,049|     911|    5,064|    4,397|     970|      842|   4,682|   4,065|        6.6
1971-72 ....|    1,128|     990|    5,254|    4,610|   1,034|      908|   4,818|   4,228|        4.0
1972-73 ....|    1,211|   1,077|    5,421|    4,822|   1,117|      993|   5,000|   4,448|        5.2
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1973-74 ....|    1,364|   1,207|    5,607|    4,963|   1,244|    1,101|   5,113|   4,526|        1.7
1974-75 ....|    1,545|   1,365|    5,717|    5,050|   1,423|    1,257|   5,267|   4,653|        2.8
1975-76 ....|    1,697|   1,504|    5,867|    5,197|   1,563|    1,385|   5,402|   4,786|        2.9
1976-77 ....|    1,816|   1,638|    5,932|    5,348|   1,674|    1,509|   5,466|   4,928|        3.0
1977-78 ....|    2,002|   1,823|    6,128|    5,579|   1,842|    1,677|   5,637|   5,131|        4.1
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1978-79 ....|    2,210|   2,020|    6,184|    5,654|   2,029|    1,855|   5,679|   5,192|        1.2
1979-80 ....|    2,491|   2,272|    6,150|    5,610|   2,290|    2,088|   5,654|   5,157|       -0.7
1980-81 ....|\4\ 2,742|   2,502|\4\ 6,068|    5,536|\4\2,529|    2,307|\4\5,597|   5,106|       -1.0
1981-82 ....|\4\ 2,973|   2,726|\4\ 6,057|    5,552|\4\2,754|    2,525|\4\5,610|   5,143|        0.7
1982-83 ....|\4\ 3,203|   2,955|\4\ 6,256|    5,772|\4\2,966|    2,736|\4\5,793|   5,344|        3.9
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1983-84 ....|\4\ 3,471|   3,173|\4\ 6,538|    5,976|\4\3,216|    2,940|\4\6,056|   5,537|        3.6
1984-85 ....|\4\ 3,722|   3,470|\4\ 6,746|    6,290|\4\3,456|    3,222|\4\6,263|   5,840|        5.5
1985-86 ....|\4\ 4,020|   3,756|\4\ 7,081|    6,616|\4\3,724|    3,479|\4\6,561|   6,129|        5.0
1986-87 ....|\4\ 4,308|   3,970|\4\ 7,424|    6,842|\4\3,995|    3,682|\4\6,884|   6,345|        3.5
1987-88 ....|\4\ 4,654|   4,240|\4\ 7,701|    7,016|\4\4,310|    3,927|\4\7,132|   6,498|        2.4
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1988-89 ....|    5,109|   4,645|    8,081|    7,347|   4,738|    4,307|   7,494|   6,813|        4.8
1989-90 ....|    5,550|   4,980|    8,379|    7,518|   5,174|    4,643|   7,812|   7,009|        2.9
1990-91 ....|    5,885|   5,258|    8,424|    7,526|   5,486|    4,902|   7,853|   7,017|        0.1
1991-92 ....|    6,074|   5,421|    8,425|    7,519|   5,629|    5,023|   7,807|   6,967|       -0.7
1992-93 ....|    6,281|   5,584|    8,448|    7,510|   5,804|    5,160|   7,807|   6,939|       -0.4
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1993-94 ....|    6,492|   5,767|    8,511|    7,561|   5,996|    5,327|   7,861|   6,984|        0.6
1994-95 ....|    6,725|   5,989|    8,571|    7,633|   6,208|    5,529|   7,912|   7,046|        0.9
1995-96 ....|    6,962|   6,147|    8,638|    7,627|   6,443|    5,689|   7,994|   7,059|        0.2
1996-97 ....|    7,300|   6,393|    8,806|    7,712|   6,764|    5,923|   8,159|   7,145|        1.2
1997-98 ....|    7,703|   6,676|    9,130|    7,912|   7,142|    6,189|   8,464|   7,335|        2.7
            |         |        |         |         |        |         |        |        |
1998-99 ....|    8,118|   7,013|    9,458|    8,170|   7,533|    6,508|   8,776|   7,582|        3.4
1999-2000 ..|    8,592|   7,394|    9,729|    8,372|   8,033|    6,912|   9,095|   7,827|        3.2
2000-01 ....|    9,183|   7,904|   10,054|    8,653|   8,575|    7,380|   9,387|   8,080|        3.2
2001-02 ....|    9,614|   8,259|   10,342|    8,884|   8,996|    7,727|   9,677|   8,313|        2.9
2002-03 ....|    9,941|   8,600|   10,464|    9,053|   9,299|    8,044|   9,788|   8,468|        1.9
____________|_________|________|_________|_________|________|_________|________|________|___________
---Not available.
\1\Data for 1919-20 to 1953-54 are based on school-year enrollment.
\2\Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
\3\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.
\4\Estimated.
NOTE: Beginning in 1980-81, state administration expenditures are excluded from both "total" and "current" expenditures. Current expenditures include instruction, student support services, food services, and enterprise operations. Total expenditures include current expenditures, capital outlay, and interest on debt. 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 2002-03. (This table was prepared February 2006.)

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