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Table 33.-Current expenditures and current expenditures per pupil in fall enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, with alternative projections: 1985-86 to 2010-11
Year ending
Fall enrollment1 (in thousands) Current expenditures
Constant 1999-2000 dollars2 Current dollars
Total (in billions) Per pupil in fall enrollment Total (in billions) Per pupil in fall enrollment
1986
39,422 $213.4 $5,413 $137.2 $3,479
1987
39,753 222.7 5,603 146.4 3,682
1988
40,008 229.5 5,737 157.1 3,927
1989
40,188 241.8 6,018 173.1 4,307
1990
40,543 251.0 6,190 188.2 4,643
1991
41,217 255.4 6,196 202.0 4,902
1992
42,047 258.7 6,153 211.2 5,023
1993
42,823 262.5 6,129 220.9 5,160
1994
43,465 268.0 6,166 231.5 5,327
1995
44,111 274.5 6,222 243.9 5,529
1996
44,840 279.5 6,232 255.1 5,689
1997
45,611 287.8 6,310 270.2 5,923
1998
46,127 298.7 6,476 285.5 6,189
1999
46,539 311.6 6,696 302.9 6,508
  Middle alternative projections
2000
46,857 314.3 6,708 314.3 6,708
2001
47,051 324.6 6,899 334.5 7,109
2002
47,213 336.3 7,122 353.5 7,487
2003
47,358 344.2 7,269 367.8 7,765
2004
47,432 356.3 7,513 387.2 8,163
2005
47,494 367.0 7,728 406.4 8,557
2006
47,536 375.9 7,908 (3) (3)
2007
47,515 385.7 8,118 (3) (3)
2008
47,430 393.0 8,286 (3) (3)
2009
47,286 399.8 8,454 (3) (3)
2010
47,178 408.6 8,661 (3) (3)
2011
47,131 418.3 8,875 (3) (3)
  Low alternative projections
2000
46,857 314.3 6,708 314.3 6,708
2001
47,051 324.3 6,893 334.2 7,103
2002
47,213 334.0 7,075 351.0 7,435
2003
47,358 339.3 7,165 362.3 7,650
2004
47,432 350.0 7,379 380.4 8,020
2005
47,494 360.8 7,597 399.8 8,419
2006
47,536 368.8 7,758 (3) (3)
2007
47,515 376.3 7,920 (3) (3)
2008
47,430 381.4 8,042 (3) (3)
2009
47,286 386.6 8,175 (3) (3)
2010
47,178 394.0 8,352 (3) (3)
2011
47,131 402.4 8,538 (3) (3)
  High alternative projections
2000
46,857 314.3 6,708 314.3 6,708
2001
47,051 327.4 6,959 337.4 7,170
2002
47,213 344.9 7,304 362.6 7,680
2003
47,358 353.1 7,457 378.7 7,996
2004
47,432 366.0 7,717 400.6 8,446
2005
47,494 376.1 7,919 420.0 8,843
2006
47,536 384.4 8,087 (3) (3)
2007
47,515 395.4 8,322 (3) (3)
2008
47,430 403.9 8,516 (3) (3)
2009
47,286 412.2 8,717 (3) (3)
2010
47,178 423.3 8,973 (3) (3)
2011
47,131 435.9 9,250 (3) (3)
1Each enrollment number refers to the fall of the school year shown in column 1. For example, the enrollment number listed for 1986 is for fall 1985.
2Based on the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
3Projections in current dollars are not shown after 2005 due to the uncertain behavior of inflation over the long term.
NOTE: Calculations were made using unrounded numbers. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data survey; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model; Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures Model; and National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics. (Latest edition 2001. Copyright 2001 by the National Education Association. All rights reserved.) (This table was prepared June 2001.)

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