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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 11: Pupil/Teacher Ratios and Expenditures per Student

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Table 11. Pupil/teacher ratios and expenditures per student in public elementary and secondary schools: Various years, 1965 to 2002
 Pupil/teacher ratiosExpenditures per student in fall enrollment
School year beginningElementary and secondary1Elementary schoolsSecondary schoolsTotal dollars2001-02
constant dollars2
196524.7$607$3,390
197022.39704,352
197520.41,5635,022
198018.72,5295,203
198118.82,7545,215
198218.62,9665,385
198318.43,2165,630
198418.13,4565,822
198517.93,7246,099
198617.73,9956,400
198717.918.617.24,3106,630
198817.918.617.24,7386,966
198917.918.617.25,1747,262
199017.418.116.65,4867,300
199117.618.216.95,6297,257
199217.718.117.35,8047,257
199317.818.217.35,9967,307
199417.718.017.56,2087,355
199517.818.117.66,4437,431
199617.617.817.56,7647,585
199717.217.417.37,1427,868
199816.917.017.07,5338,158
199916.616.716.88,0338,455
200016.416.516.68,5758,726
200116.316.316.68,9968,996
200216.216.216.7
Not available
1Includes combined elementary/secondary schools and ungraded schools not shown separately.
2Based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
NOTE: Data for teachers are expressed in full-time equivalents. Elementary includes kindergarten and nursery school teachers and students. Total expenditures include current expenditures for public schools, plus capital outlay and interest on school debt. Beginning in 1980-81, state administration expenditures are excluded from expenditures. Beginning in 1987-88, pupil/teacher ratio data reflect reports from schools rather than statewide totals. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004, based on Common Core of Data (CCD) surveys.

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