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Table 186. Current expenditure per pupil in average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2006-07
State or jurisdiction Unadjusted dollars Constant 2007-08 dollars1
1959-60 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 1959-60 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
United States $375   $816 $2,272 $4,980 $6,676 $7,013 $7,394 $7,904 $8,259 $8,610 $8,900 $9,316 $9,778 $10,337 $2,703   $4,573 $6,195 $8,303 $8,738 $9,023 $9,246 $9,556 $9,812 $10,009 $10,125 $10,288 $10,403 $10,720
Alabama 241   544 1,612 3,327 5,166 5,512 5,758 6,052 6,327 6,642 6,812 7,309 7,980 8,743 1,737   3,049 4,395 5,547 6,761 7,091 7,201 7,317 7,517 7,721 7,750 8,072 8,489 9,067
Alaska 546   1,123 4,728 8,431 9,074 9,209 9,668 9,998 10,419 10,770 11,074 11,851 12,537 13,508 3,936   6,291 12,892 14,057 11,877 11,848 12,090 12,088 12,379 12,520 12,598 13,088 13,338 14,009
Arizona 404   720 1,971 4,053 5,122 5,235 5,478 6,032 6,470 6,784 6,908 7,218 7,637 8,038 2,908   4,036 5,374 6,758 6,705 6,735 6,851 7,293 7,686 7,886 7,859 7,971 8,125 8,335
Arkansas 225   568 1,574 3,485 4,999 5,193 5,628 5,942 6,676 6,981 7,307 8,243 8,748 9,152 1,622   3,181 4,293 5,810 6,543 6,681 7,038 7,184 7,932 8,115 8,313 9,104 9,307 9,491
California 424 2  867 2,268 4,391 5,795 6,045 6,401 7,063 7,439 7,601 7,708 7,989 8,416 9,029 3,055 2  4,860 6,184 7,321 7,585 7,778 8,004 8,540 8,838 8,837 8,769 8,822 8,954 9,364
                                                           
Colorado 396   738 2,421 4,720 6,099 6,386 6,702 7,082 7,284 7,826 8,416 8,558 8,938 9,110 2,854   4,135 6,602 7,870 7,983 8,217 8,381 8,562 8,653 9,098 9,574 9,451 9,509 9,448
Connecticut 436   951 2,420 7,837 9,218 9,620 10,122 10,525 11,022 11,302 11,755 12,655 13,461 14,143 3,142   5,331 6,600 13,066 12,066 12,377 12,658 12,725 13,095 13,138 13,373 13,976 14,321 14,667
Delaware 456   900 2,861 5,799 7,963 8,336 8,809 9,720 9,959 10,257 11,049 11,770 12,330 12,612 3,284   5,044 7,802 9,668 10,422 10,725 11,015 11,752 11,832 11,924 12,570 12,999 13,118 13,080
District of Columbia 431   1,018 3,259 8,955 9,225 10,611 11,935 13,204 14,557 14,735 15,414 15,074 17,877 19,861 3,106   5,707 8,887 14,930 12,074 13,652 14,925 15,965 17,294 17,130 17,535 16,648 19,018 20,596
Florida 318   732 1,889 4,997 6,183 6,443 6,383 6,620 6,679 6,922 7,269 7,731 8,376 9,055 2,289   4,104 5,151 8,332 8,093 8,290 7,982 8,004 7,935 8,047 8,269 8,538 8,911 9,391
                                                           
Georgia 253   588 1,625 4,275 6,059 6,534 6,903 7,431 7,870 8,308 8,278 8,577 9,164 9,615 1,826   3,295 4,432 7,127 7,930 8,407 8,633 8,985 9,349 9,658 9,418 9,472 9,749 9,971
Hawaii 325   841 2,322 4,448 6,409 6,648 7,090 7,106 7,919 8,770 9,341 9,705 10,747 12,084 2,338   4,710 6,331 7,417 8,388 8,553 8,866 8,592 9,408 10,195 10,626 10,718 11,433 12,532
Idaho 290   603 1,659 3,078 5,012 5,379 5,644 6,077 6,391 6,454 6,559 6,698 6,861 7,074 2,087   3,381 4,525 5,131 6,560 6,921 7,058 7,348 7,593 7,503 7,461 7,397 7,300 7,336
Illinois 438   909 2,587 5,118 7,111 7,676 8,084 8,659 8,967 9,309 9,710 10,020 10,282 10,816 3,159   5,097 7,053 8,533 9,308 9,876 10,109 10,469 10,654 10,821 11,046 11,066 10,939 11,217
Indiana 369   728 1,882 4,606 6,786 7,249 7,652 8,128 8,268 8,582 9,033 9,640 9,558 9,727 2,656   4,080 5,133 7,680 8,882 9,326 9,569 9,827 9,822 9,977 10,276 10,646 10,168 10,087
                                                           
Iowa 368   844 2,326 4,453 6,295 6,548 6,925 7,340 7,714 7,943 8,017 8,341 8,460 8,789 2,649   4,731 6,344 7,424 8,240 8,425 8,660 8,875 9,164 9,234 9,120 9,212 9,000 9,114
Kansas 348   771 2,173 4,752 6,406 6,708 6,962 7,681 8,342 8,373 8,804 9,037 9,905 10,280 2,505   4,321 5,926 7,922 8,385 8,630 8,706 9,287 9,911 9,734 10,016 9,980 10,538 10,661
Kentucky 233   545 1,701 3,745 6,125 6,501 6,784 7,174 7,536 7,728 7,976 8,379 8,975 9,303 1,679   3,055 4,639 6,244 8,017 8,364 8,484 8,674 8,953 8,984 9,073 9,253 9,548 9,648
Louisiana 372   648 1,792 3,903 5,644 6,019 6,256 6,553 7,061 7,492 7,846 8,288 8,568 9,650 2,680   3,632 4,887 6,508 7,387 7,744 7,823 7,923 8,389 8,709 8,926 9,153 9,115 10,008
Maine 283   692 1,824 5,373 7,238 7,688 8,247 8,879 9,517 10,114 10,504 11,153 11,760 12,628 2,037   3,881 4,973 8,958 9,474 9,892 10,313 10,735 11,307 11,758 11,950 12,317 12,511 13,096
                                                           
Maryland 393   918 2,598 6,275 7,812 7,865 8,273 8,833 9,266 9,801 10,140 10,790 11,719 12,820 2,829   5,147 7,084 10,463 10,225 10,120 10,346 10,680 11,009 11,394 11,535 11,916 12,467 13,295
Massachusetts 409   859 2,819 6,237 8,299 8,750 9,375 10,073 10,808 11,161 11,583 12,208 12,629 13,338 2,946   4,814 7,688 10,399 10,863 11,258 11,724 12,179 12,841 12,975 13,177 13,483 13,436 13,832
Michigan 415   904 2,640 5,546 7,717 8,142 8,886 9,031 9,428 9,847 10,049 10,328 10,598 10,932 2,991   5,066 7,200 9,247 10,101 10,476 11,112 10,919 11,201 11,447 11,432 11,406 11,275 11,337
Minnesota 425   904 2,387 4,971 6,795 7,183 7,499 7,960 8,050 8,440 8,934 9,273 9,761 10,185 3,064   5,064 6,509 8,287 8,894 9,242 9,378 9,625 9,564 9,812 10,164 10,241 10,384 10,562
Mississippi 206   501 1,664 3,094 4,575 4,871 5,356 5,535 5,719 6,186 6,601 6,994 7,699 7,988 1,484   2,807 4,537 5,158 5,988 6,267 6,697 6,692 6,795 7,192 7,510 7,724 8,191 8,284
                                                           
Missouri 344   709 1,936 4,507 6,096 6,393 6,764 7,265 7,700 8,002 8,022 8,360 8,834 9,266 2,478   3,971 5,280 7,514 7,979 8,226 8,459 8,784 9,148 9,302 9,126 9,233 9,398 9,609
Montana 411   782 2,476 4,736 6,448 6,768 6,990 7,484 7,861 8,391 8,771 9,108 9,653 10,244 2,960   4,382 6,753 7,897 8,440 8,708 8,741 9,049 9,339 9,755 9,978 10,059 10,269 10,623
Nebraska 337   736 2,150 4,842 6,584 6,856 7,360 7,688 8,238 8,550 9,270 9,638 10,170 10,711 2,428   4,127 5,863 8,072 8,618 8,821 9,203 9,296 9,787 9,939 10,545 10,644 10,819 11,108
Nevada 430   769 2,088 4,117 5,758 5,934 6,148 6,150 6,477 6,496 6,780 7,198 7,720 8,372 3,101   4,312 5,695 6,865 7,536 7,635 7,688 7,436 7,696 7,552 7,713 7,950 8,213 8,682
New Hampshire 347   723 1,916 5,304 6,487 6,780 7,082 7,656 8,230 8,900 9,391 10,043 10,698 11,347 2,502   4,052 5,224 8,843 8,491 8,723 8,857 9,256 9,778 10,346 10,683 11,092 11,381 11,767
                                                           
New Jersey 388   1,016 3,191 8,139 10,233 10,748 10,903 11,752 12,197 13,093 13,776 14,666 15,362 16,650 2,792   5,695 8,703 13,570 13,394 13,829 13,634 14,209 14,491 15,221 15,672 16,197 16,343 17,266
New Mexico 363   707 2,034 3,515 4,984 5,363 5,835 6,320 6,886 7,126 7,653 7,933 8,426 8,876 2,613   3,962 5,546 5,860 6,523 6,901 7,297 7,642 8,181 8,284 8,706 8,761 8,964 9,204
New York 562   1,327 3,462 8,062 9,970 10,514 10,957 11,887 12,343 13,211 13,926 15,054 16,095 17,182 4,046   7,435 9,441 13,441 13,049 13,528 13,701 14,372 14,664 15,358 15,842 16,626 17,123 17,818
North Carolina 237   612 1,754 4,290 5,667 6,088 6,505 6,817 6,970 7,057 7,114 7,628 7,940 8,373 1,709   3,432 4,784 7,153 7,418 7,833 8,135 8,242 8,281 8,204 8,094 8,424 8,448 8,684
North Dakota 367   690 1,920 4,189 5,353 5,820 6,078 6,467 7,112 7,315 7,791 8,776 9,239 9,203 2,642   3,865 5,236 6,985 7,007 7,488 7,601 7,819 8,450 8,504 8,863 9,692 9,829 9,544
                                                           
Ohio 365   730 2,075 5,045 6,808 7,254 7,816 8,403 8,928 9,427 9,799 9,984 10,306 10,792 2,630   4,091 5,657 8,411 8,910 9,334 9,775 10,160 10,607 10,959 11,147 11,026 10,964 11,192
Oklahoma 311   604 1,926 3,508 5,389 5,684 5,770 6,458 6,672 6,540 6,599 7,086 7,449 7,968 2,243   3,388 5,253 5,848 7,053 7,313 7,215 7,808 7,926 7,602 7,507 7,826 7,925 8,264
Oregon 448   925 2,692 5,474 7,348 7,787 8,129 8,545 8,725 8,514 8,640 8,799 9,294 9,762 3,230   5,182 7,341 9,127 9,617 10,019 10,165 10,332 10,366 9,897 9,829 9,718 9,887 10,124
Pennsylvania 409   882 2,535 6,228 7,777 8,026 8,380 8,847 9,196 9,648 10,393 11,014 11,530 11,995 2,950   4,941 6,912 10,384 10,179 10,326 10,480 10,697 10,925 11,215 11,824 12,164 12,267 12,440
Rhode Island 413   891 2,601 6,368 8,627 9,049 9,646 10,116 10,552 11,377 12,279 12,685 13,917 14,674 2,978   4,994 7,093 10,617 11,292 11,642 12,063 12,231 12,536 13,226 13,969 14,009 14,806 15,218
                                                           
South Carolina 220   613 1,752 4,082 5,643 6,003 6,545 7,210 7,549 7,759 7,893 8,302 8,795 9,226 1,586   3,433 4,778 6,805 7,386 7,723 8,185 8,718 8,969 9,020 8,979 9,168 9,357 9,568
South Dakota 347   690 1,908 3,731 5,281 5,613 6,037 6,581 6,890 7,192 7,607 7,960 8,273 8,506 2,499   3,866 5,202 6,221 6,912 7,222 7,549 7,958 8,185 8,361 8,654 8,791 8,801 8,821
Tennessee 238   566 1,635 3,664 5,274 5,521 5,837 6,108 6,476 6,674 7,047 7,426 7,580 7,843 1,715   3,172 4,460 6,108 6,903 7,104 7,300 7,385 7,694 7,758 8,016 8,201 8,065 8,134
Texas 332   624 1,916 4,150 5,910 6,161 6,771 7,039 7,302 7,714 7,711 7,814 8,085 8,484 2,394   3,498 5,224 6,920 7,735 7,927 8,468 8,510 8,675 8,968 8,773 8,630 8,602 8,798
Utah 322   626 1,657 2,764 4,256 4,478 4,692 5,029 5,294 5,247 5,427 5,654 5,809 6,116 2,323   3,510 4,518 4,608 5,570 5,761 5,868 6,081 6,290 6,100 6,173 6,244 6,180 6,343
                                                           
Vermont 344   807 1,997 6,227 7,500 7,984 8,799 9,559 10,229 10,903 11,675 12,579 13,377 14,219 2,478   4,524 5,446 10,382 9,817 10,272 11,004 11,557 12,152 12,674 13,282 13,892 14,231 14,746
Virginia 274   708 1,970 4,672 5,936 6,129 6,491 7,664 7,928 8,300 8,761 9,441 10,046 10,913 1,976   3,967 5,372 7,789 7,770 7,885 8,117 9,267 9,419 9,649 9,966 10,427 10,688 11,317
Washington 420   915 2,568 4,702 6,535 6,595 6,914 7,312 7,626 7,882 8,051 8,362 8,702 9,233 3,029   5,130 7,003 7,840 8,553 8,485 8,646 8,841 9,060 9,163 9,159 9,235 9,258 9,576
West Virginia 258   670 1,920 4,360 6,779 7,189 7,637 8,148 8,451 9,025 9,076 9,321 9,756 10,080 1,862   3,755 5,237 7,270 8,873 9,249 9,550 9,852 10,040 10,492 10,326 10,294 10,379 10,454
Wisconsin 413   883 2,477 5,524 7,680 8,062 8,299 8,797 9,237 9,538 9,834 10,141 10,484 10,813 2,976   4,947 6,754 9,210 10,052 10,373 10,378 10,637 10,974 11,088 11,187 11,200 11,153 11,214
Wyoming 450   856 2,527 5,577 6,718 7,393 7,944 8,466 9,321 9,906 10,351 11,087 12,415 14,219 3,245   4,797 6,890 9,299 8,793 9,512 9,934 10,236 11,074 11,516 11,775 12,244 13,208 14,746
                                                           
Other jurisdictions                                                            
American Samoa   1,908 2,243 2,354 2,807 2,743 2,983 3,121 3,671 3,801 3,842 3,909   3,180 2,936 3,029 3,510 3,316 3,544 3,628 4,176 4,198 4,087 4,054
Guam 236   820 4,234 5,286 6,449 7,095 7,450 1,703   4,594 7,060 6,919 7,336 7,548 7,726
Northern Marianas   3,007 7,016 5,973 5,720 5,481 4,934 5,221 4,746 5,669 5,307 5,356   5,014 9,183 7,685 7,153 6,627 5,862 6,069 5,399 6,261 5,646 5,555
Puerto Rico 106   1,750 3,648 3,771 3,859 4,191 4,013 4,743 4,534 5,304 5,897 6,152 765   2,917 4,775 4,852 4,826 5,067 4,767 5,513 5,158 5,857 6,274 6,380
U.S. Virgin Islands 271   6,767 6,758 7,714 7,238 7,795 6,248 7,747 8,077 8,698 9,637 10,548 1,950   11,283 8,846 9,925 9,051 9,424 7,423 9,006 9,189 9,606 10,252 10,939
—Not available.                              
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis. The CPI does not account for differences in inflation rates from state to state.                              
2 Estimated by the National Center for Education Statistics.                              
NOTE: State administration expenditures are excluded in all years except 1959-60, 1969-70, and 1979-80. Beginning in 1989-90, extensive changes were made in the data collection procedures. There are discrepancies in average daily attendance reporting practices from state to state. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.                              
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, 1959-60 and 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1979-80; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1989-90 through 2006-07. (This table was prepared May 2009.)                              
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