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Table 236.10. Summary of expenditures for public elementary and secondary education and other related programs, by purpose: Selected years, 1919-20 through 2010-11
School year Total expenditures Current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education Current expenditures for other programs2 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
2008-09 610,326,007 518,922,842 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
2009-106 607,018,292 524,715,242 38,972,700 5 321,213,401 5 50,023,919 5 (4) 114,505,223 5 8,355,761 56,714,992 17,232,297
2010-11 604,214,912 527,166,106 39,098,595 5 322,492,844 5 50,182,060 5 (4) 115,392,607 5 8,187,042 50,927,540 17,934,224
  Amounts in thousands of constant 2012-13 dollars7
1919-20 $12,578,214 $10,453,449 $446,146   $7,678,828   $1,404,609   $369,425 $112,726 $441,715   $39,781 $1,863,914 $221,082
1929-30 31,313,548 24,917,301 1,063,433   17,810,293   2,920,412   1,065,190 679,445 1,378,529   132,794 5,012,757 1,250,709
1939-40 38,805,039 32,145,909 1,515,931   23,230,969   3,217,655   1,213,808 829,656 2,137,891   221,287 4,270,683 2,167,160
1949-50 57,026,153 45,788,540 2,149,601   30,403,500   4,176,967   2,092,103 2,554,211 4,412,158   347,902 9,907,176 982,516
1959-60 122,933,585 97,077,513 4,160,509   65,750,942   8,543,214   3,327,302 7,159,708 8,135,838   1,043,781 20,958,020 3,854,271
                               
1969-70 249,164,597 209,565,887 9,839,861   142,517,474   15,539,364   5,971,001 20,008,166 15,690,020   3,893,959 28,534,365 7,170,424
1979-80 285,972,448 259,219,085 12,706,307   158,712,535   29,040,170   (4) 35,146,783 23,613,290   1,780,847 19,388,852 5,583,661
1989-90 387,672,094 342,959,155 29,784,675 5 206,892,013 5 36,916,865 5 (4) 69,365,603 5 5,434,277 32,398,102 6,880,562
1999-2000 521,814,502 442,621,353 34,273,006 5 273,273,567 5 42,624,206 5 (4) 92,450,573 5 7,457,478 59,251,304 12,484,368
2000-01 542,811,718 460,295,029 35,264,863 5 283,201,797 5 44,969,905 5 (4) 96,858,464 5 8,012,069 61,072,193 13,432,427
                               
2001-02 565,246,620 478,276,177 36,754,482 5 294,290,341 5 45,219,673 5 (4) 102,011,680 5 8,478,814 64,865,265 13,626,363
2002-03 577,918,729 492,403,181 37,797,214 5 302,017,002 5 46,789,892 5 (4) 105,799,073 5 8,732,502 62,174,388 14,608,658
2003-04 589,583,253 501,500,164 38,371,615 5 307,626,377 5 48,137,742 5 (4) 107,364,430 5 8,612,422 63,208,647 16,262,020
2004-05 602,926,707 512,987,523 39,424,681 5 313,848,380 5 49,394,423 5 (4) 110,320,039 5 9,282,789 64,603,104 16,053,290
2005-06 614,175,630 522,168,903 39,758,199 5 318,279,671 5 51,520,133 5 (4) 112,610,900 5 8,621,493 66,705,647 16,679,587
                               
2006-07 637,141,997 540,379,156 41,041,542 5 329,429,347 5 53,071,762 5 (4) 116,836,505 5 8,844,652 71,243,905 16,674,283
2007-08 652,755,879 553,932,782 41,749,343 5 336,849,115 5 53,944,461 5 (4) 121,389,864 5 9,078,835 72,591,931 17,152,330
2008-09 657,791,195 559,279,585 41,829,691 5 340,656,987 5 54,491,014 5 (4) 122,301,893 5 9,122,024 71,014,676 18,374,909
2009-106 647,956,702 560,102,986 41,601,089 5 342,876,613 5 53,397,622 5 (4) 122,227,662 5 8,919,289 60,539,953 18,394,474
2010-11 632,268,421 551,642,262 40,913,931 5 337,466,085 5 52,511,997 5 (4) 120,750,249 5 8,567,164 53,292,089 18,766,905
  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
2008-09 100.0 85.0 6.4 5 51.8 5 8.3   (4) 18.6 5 1.4 10.8 2.8
2009-106 100.0 86.4 6.4 5 52.9 5 8.2   (4) 18.9 5 1.4 9.3 2.8
2010-11 100.0 87.2 6.5 5 53.4 5 8.3   (4) 19.1 5 1.4 8.4 3.0
—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.
7 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.
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 2010-11. (This table was prepared July 2013.)
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