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Table 205. Summary of expenditures for public elementary and secondary education, by purpose: Selected years, 1919-20 through 2009-10
School year Total expenditures Current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education Other cur-
rent expen-
ditures2
Capital outlay3 Interest on school debt
Total Admini-
stration
Instruction Plant operation Plant main-
tenance
Fixed charges Other school services1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Amounts in thousands of current dollars
1919-20 $1,036,151 $861,120 $36,752   $632,556   $115,707   $30,432 $9,286 $36,387   $3,277 $153,543 $18,212
1929-30 2,316,790 1,843,552 78,680   1,317,727   216,072   78,810 50,270 101,993   9,825 370,878 92,536
1939-40 2,344,049 1,941,799 91,571   1,403,285   194,365   73,321 50,116 129,141   13,367 257,974 130,909
1949-50 5,837,643 4,687,274 220,050   3,112,340   427,587   214,164 261,469 451,663   35,614 1,014,176 100,578
1959-60 15,613,254 12,329,388 528,408   8,350,738   1,085,036   422,586 909,323 1,033,297   132,566 2,661,786 489,514
                               
1969-70 40,683,429 34,217,773 1,606,646   23,270,158   2,537,257   974,941 3,266,920 2,561,856   635,803 4,659,072 1,170,782
1979-80 95,961,561 86,984,142 4,263,757   53,257,937   9,744,785   (4) 11,793,934 7,923,729   597,585 6,506,167 1,873,666
1989-90 212,769,564 188,229,359 16,346,991 5 113,550,405 5 20,261,415 5 (4) 38,070,548 5 2,982,543 17,781,342 3,776,321
1999-2000 381,838,155 323,888,508 25,079,298 5 199,968,138 5 31,190,295 5 (4) 67,650,776 5 5,457,015 43,357,186 9,135,445
2000-01 410,811,185 348,360,841 26,689,181 5 214,333,003 5 34,034,158 5 (4) 73,304,498 5 6,063,700 46,220,704 10,165,940
                               
2001-02 435,364,404 368,378,006 28,309,047 5 226,668,386 5 34,829,109 5 (4) 78,571,464 5 6,530,554 49,960,542 10,495,301
2002-03 454,906,912 387,593,617 29,751,958 5 237,731,734 5 36,830,517 5 (4) 83,279,408 5 6,873,762 48,940,374 11,499,160
2003-04 474,241,531 403,390,369 30,864,875 5 247,444,620 5 38,720,429 5 (4) 86,360,444 5 6,927,551 50,842,973 13,080,638
2004-05 499,568,736 425,047,565 32,666,223 5 260,046,266 5 40,926,881 5 (4) 91,408,195 5 7,691,468 53,528,382 13,301,322
2005-06 528,268,772 449,131,342 34,197,083 5 273,760,798 5 44,313,835 5 (4) 96,859,626 5 7,415,575 57,375,299 14,346,556
                               
2006-07 562,194,807 476,814,206 36,213,814 5 290,678,482 5 46,828,916 5 (4) 103,092,995 5 7,804,253 62,863,465 14,712,882
2007-08 597,313,726 506,884,219 38,203,341 5 308,238,664 5 49,362,661 5 (4) 111,079,554 5 8,307,720 66,426,299 15,695,488
2008-096 610,326,007 518,922,842 38,811,325 5 316,075,710 5 50,559,027 5 (4) 113,476,779 5 8,463,793 65,890,367 17,049,004
2009-10 607,235,611 525,497,898 38,984,615 5 321,929,831 5 49,931,515 5 (4) 114,651,936 5 8,407,708 55,650,868 17,679,138
  Amounts in thousands of constant 2011-12 dollars
1919-20 $12,372,321 $10,282,337 $438,843   $7,553,133   $1,381,617   $363,378 $110,881 $434,485   $39,130 $1,833,404 $217,463
1929-30 30,800,977 24,509,430 1,046,025   17,518,756   2,872,608   1,047,754 668,323 1,355,964   130,620 4,930,704 1,230,236
1939-40 38,169,840 31,619,713 1,491,117   22,850,701   3,164,985   1,193,939 816,075 2,102,896   217,664 4,200,777 2,131,686
1949-50 56,092,692 45,039,027 2,114,414   29,905,825   4,108,594   2,057,857 2,512,401 4,339,935   342,207 9,745,005 966,433
1959-60 120,921,286 95,488,452 4,092,406   64,674,665   8,403,370   3,272,837 7,042,511 8,002,662   1,026,695 20,614,959 3,791,180
                               
1969-70 245,086,023 206,135,504 9,678,793   140,184,606   15,285,000   5,873,261 19,680,653 15,433,190   3,830,219 28,067,286 7,053,051
1979-80 281,291,366 254,975,929 12,498,317   156,114,570   28,564,811   (4) 34,571,466 23,226,764   1,751,696 19,071,476 5,492,262
1989-90 381,326,291 337,345,258 29,297,129 5 203,505,398 5 36,312,573 5 (4) 68,230,158 5 5,345,323 31,867,778 6,767,935
1999-2000 513,272,923 435,376,086 33,711,991 5 268,800,353 5 41,926,490 5 (4) 90,937,249 5 7,335,407 58,281,420 12,280,011
2000-01 533,926,435 452,760,461 34,687,613 5 278,566,067 5 44,233,793 5 (4) 95,272,988 5 7,880,919 60,072,502 13,212,551
                               
2001-02 555,994,100 470,447,276 36,152,848 5 289,473,103 5 44,479,472 5 (4) 100,341,852 5 8,340,024 63,803,486 13,403,314
2002-03 568,458,780 484,343,035 37,178,512 5 297,073,286 5 46,023,989 5 (4) 104,067,248 5 8,589,560 61,156,656 14,369,529
2003-04 579,932,367 493,291,110 37,743,511 5 302,590,842 5 47,349,776 5 (4) 105,606,982 5 8,471,445 62,173,985 15,995,827
2004-05 593,057,402 504,590,432 38,779,339 5 308,710,997 5 48,585,886 5 (4) 108,514,210 5 9,130,839 63,545,616 15,790,514
2005-06 604,122,191 513,621,522 39,107,398 5 313,069,752 5 50,676,800 5 (4) 110,767,573 5 8,480,368 65,613,742 16,406,559
                               
2006-07 626,712,622 531,533,692 40,369,734 5 324,036,919 5 52,203,030 5 (4) 114,924,009 5 8,699,874 70,077,714 16,401,342
2007-08 642,070,920 544,865,459 41,065,948 5 331,335,233 5 53,061,444 5 (4) 119,402,834 5 8,930,224 71,403,674 16,871,564
2008-096 647,023,813 550,124,740 41,144,981 5 335,080,774 5 53,599,051 5 (4) 120,299,934 5 8,972,706 69,852,237 18,074,130
2009-10 637,578,480 551,756,426 40,932,632 5 338,016,297 5 52,426,536 5 (4) 120,380,962 5 8,827,832 58,431,678 18,562,544
  Percentage distribution
1919-20 100.0 83.1 3.5   61.0   11.2   2.9 0.9 3.5   0.3 14.8 1.8
1929-30 100.0 79.6 3.4   56.9   9.3   3.4 2.2 4.4   0.4 16.0 4.0
1939-40 100.0 82.8 3.9   59.9   8.3   3.1 2.1 5.5   0.6 11.0 5.6
1949-50 100.0 80.3 3.8   53.3   7.3   3.7 4.5 7.7   0.6 17.4 1.7
1959-60 100.0 79.0 3.4   53.5   6.9   2.7 5.8 6.6   0.8 17.0 3.1
                               
1969-70 100.0 84.1 3.9   57.2   6.2   2.4 8.0 6.3   1.6 11.5 2.9
1979-80 100.0 90.6 4.4   55.5   10.2   (4) 12.3 8.3   0.6 6.8 2.0
1989-90 100.0 88.5 7.7 5 53.4 5 9.5   (4) 17.9 5 1.4 8.4 1.8
1999-2000 100.0 84.8 6.6 5 52.4 5 8.2   (4) 17.7 5 1.4 11.4 2.4
2000-01 100.0 84.8 6.5 5 52.2 5 8.3   (4) 17.8 5 1.5 11.3 2.5
                               
2001-02 100.0 84.6 6.5 5 52.1 5 8.0   (4) 18.0 5 1.5 11.5 2.4
2002-03 100.0 85.2 6.5 5 52.3 5 8.1   (4) 18.3 5 1.5 10.8 2.5
2003-04 100.0 85.1 6.5 5 52.2 5 8.2   (4) 18.2 5 1.5 10.7 2.8
2004-05 100.0 85.1 6.5 5 52.1 5 8.2   (4) 18.3 5 1.5 10.7 2.7
2005-06 100.0 85.0 6.5 5 51.8 5 8.4   (4) 18.3 5 1.4 10.9 2.7
                               
2006-07 100.0 84.8 6.4 5 51.7 5 8.3   (4) 18.3 5 1.4 11.2 2.6
2007-08 100.0 84.9 6.4 5 51.6 5 8.3   (4) 18.6 5 1.4 11.1 2.6
2008-096 100.0 85.0 6.4 5 51.8 5 8.3   (4) 18.6 5 1.4 10.8 2.8
2009-10 100.0 86.5 6.4 5 53.0 5 8.2   (4) 18.9 5 1.4 9.2 2.9
—Not available.
1 Prior to 1959-60, items included under "other school services" were listed under "auxiliary services," a more comprehensive classification that also included community services.
2 Includes expenditures for summer schools, adult education, community colleges, and community services.
3 Prior to 1969-70, excludes capital outlay by state and local school housing authorities.
4 Plant operation also includes plant maintenance.
5 Data not comparable to figures prior to 1989-90.
6 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Beginning in 1959-60, includes Alaska and Hawaii. Beginning in 1989-90, state administration expenditures were excluded from both "total" and "current" expenditures. Beginning in 1989-90, extensive changes were made in the data collection procedures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1919-20 through 1949-50; 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 2009-10. (This table was prepared January 2013.)
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