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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011

Section 4. Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: Current Expenditures


Figure 13. Actual and projected current expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools (in constant 200809 dollars): School years 199596 through 202021

Figure 13.	Actual and projected current expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools (in constant 200809 dollars): School years 199596 through 202021


NOTE: Numbers were placed in constant dollars using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. For more detail about CPI, see table B-6 in appendix B. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey, 199596 through 200708; Public Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures Model, 196970 through 200708. (This figure was prepared March 2011.)

Current expenditures

Current expenditures in constant 200809 dollars

  • increased 45 percent from 199596 to 200708, a period of 12 years; and
  • are projected to increase 22 percent, to $627 billion, from 200708 to 202021, a period of 13 years.

For more information: Tables 18 and 19


Figure 14. Actual and projected current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools (in constant 200809 dollars): School years 199596 through 202021

Figure 14.	Actual and projected current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools (in constant 200809 dollars): School years 199596 through 202021


NOTE: Numbers were placed in constant dollars using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. For more detail about CPI, see table B-6 in appendix B. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education, 199596 through 200809; "National Public Education Financial Survey, 199596 through 200708; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model, 19722008; and Public Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures Model, 196970 through 200708. (This figure was prepared March 2011.)

Current expenditures per pupil

Current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment in constant 200809 dollars

  • increased 32 percent from 199596 to 200708; and
  • are projected to increase 14 percent, to $11,900, from 200708 to 202021.

For more information: Tables 18 and 19


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