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Table 166. Total and current expenditure per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1919-20 to 2001-02

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            |        Expenditure per pupil in      |          Expenditure per pupil in
            |        average daily attendance      |             fall enrollment\1\
            |______________________________________|________________________________________________
   School   |                  | Constant 2001-02  |                 | Constant 2001-02
    year    |Unadjusted dollars|      dollars\2\   |Unadjusted dollar|______________________________
            |__________________|___________________|_________________|  Total  |Current |Annual per-
            |  Total  |Current |  Total  |  Current| Total  |Current | expendi-|expendi-|cent change
            | expendi-|expendi-| expendi-| expendi-|expendi-|expendi-|  ture   |  ture  |in current
            |  ture   |  ture  |  ture   |  ture   |  ture  |  ture  |         |        |expenditure
____________|_________|________|_________|_________|________|________|_________|________|___________
     1      |       2 |   3    |      4  |      5  |     6  |   7    |      8  |   9    |    10
____________|_________|________|_________|_________|________|________|_________|________|___________
1919-20 ....|      $64|     $53|     $598|     $499|     $48|     $40|     $448|    $373|       ---
1929-30 ....|      108|      87|    1,129|      903|      90|      72|      935|     747|       ---
1931-32 ....|       97|      81|    1,197|    1,002|      82|      69|    1,014|     848|       ---
1933-34 ....|       76|      67|    1,026|      908|      65|      57|      871|     771|       ---
1935-36 ....|       88|      74|    1,140|      963|      74|      63|      964|     815|       ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1937-38 ....|      100|      84|    1,240|    1,043|      86|      72|    1,065|     896|       ---
1939-40 ....|      106|      88|    1,348|    1,123|      92|      76|    1,168|     973|       ---
1941-42 ....|      110|      98|    1,257|    1,124|      94|      84|    1,077|     962|       ---
1943-44 ....|      125|     117|    1,275|    1,196|     105|      99|    1,074|   1,008|       ---
1945-46 ....|      146|     136|    1,425|    1,332|     124|     116|    1,214|   1,135|       ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1947-48 ....|      205|     181|    1,567|    1,388|     179|     158|    1,368|   1,212|       ---
1949-50 ....|      260|     210|    1,959|    1,583|     231|     187|    1,738|   1,404|       ---
1951-52 ....|      314|     246|    2,132|    1,668|     275|     215|    1,867|   1,461|       ---
1953-54 ....|      351|     265|    2,326|    1,755|     312|     236|    2,068|   1,560|       ---
1955-56 ....|      387|     294|    2,565|    1,950|     354|     269|    2,345|   1,783|       ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1957-58 ....|      447|     341|    2,792|    2,129|     408|     311|    2,546|   1,941|       ---
1959-60 ....|      471|     375|    2,856|    2,275|     440|     350|    2,668|   2,125|       ---
1961-62 ....|      517|     419|    3,066|    2,484|     485|     393|    2,877|   2,331|       ---
1963-64 ....|      559|     460|    3,228|    2,660|     520|     428|    3,004|   2,475|       ---
1965-66 ....|      654|     538|    3,651|    3,003|     607|     499|    3,390|   2,788|       ---
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1967-68 ....|      786|     658|    4,121|    3,449|     732|     612|    3,833|   3,209|       ---
1969-70 ....|      955|     816|    4,505|    3,849|     879|     751|    4,147|   3,544|       ---
1970-71 ....|    1,049|     911|    4,707|    4,087|     970|     842|    4,352|   3,778|        6.6
1971-72 ....|    1,128|     990|    4,884|    4,286|   1,034|     908|    4,479|   3,931|        4.0
1972-73 ....|    1,211|   1,077|    5,039|    4,483|   1,117|     993|    4,648|   4,135|        5.2
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1973-74 ....|    1,364|   1,207|    5,213|    4,614|   1,244|   1,101|    4,753|   4,207|        1.7
1974-75 ....|    1,545|   1,365|    5,315|    4,695|   1,423|   1,257|    4,896|   4,325|        2.8
1975-76 ....|    1,697|   1,504|    5,454|    4,831|   1,563|   1,385|    5,022|   4,449|        2.9
1976-77 ....|    1,816|   1,638|    5,514|    4,972|   1,674|   1,509|    5,081|   4,581|        3.0
1977-78 ....|    2,002|   1,823|    5,697|    5,186|   1,842|   1,677|    5,240|   4,770|        4.1
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1978-79 ....|    2,210|   2,020|    5,749|    5,256|   2,029|   1,855|    5,279|   4,827|        1.2
1979-80 ....|    2,491|   2,272|    5,717|    5,214|   2,290|   2,088|    5,255|   4,794|       -0.7
1980-81 ....|\3\ 2,742|   2,502|\3\ 5,641|    5,146|\3\2,529|   2,307|\3\ 5,203|   4,746|       -1.0
1981-82 ....|\3\ 2,973|   2,726|\3\ 5,630|    5,161|\3\2,754|   2,525|\3\ 5,215|   4,781|        0.7
1982-83 ....|\3\ 3,203|   2,955|\3\ 5,816|    5,365|\3\2,966|   2,736|\3\ 5,385|   4,968|        3.9
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1983-84 ....|\3\ 3,471|   3,173|\3\ 6,077|    5,556|\3\3,216|   2,940|\3\ 5,630|   5,147|        3.6
1984-85 ....|\3\ 3,722|   3,470|\3\ 6,271|    5,847|\3\3,456|   3,222|\3\ 5,822|   5,429|        5.5
1985-86 ....|\3\ 4,020|   3,756|\3\ 6,583|    6,150|\3\3,724|   3,479|\3\ 6,099|   5,698|        5.0
1986-87 ....|\3\ 4,308|   3,970|\3\ 6,901|    6,360|\3\3,995|   3,682|\3\ 6,400|   5,898|        3.5
1987-88 ....|\3\ 4,654|   4,240|\3\ 7,159|    6,522|\3\4,310|   3,927|\3\ 6,630|   6,040|        2.4
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1988-89 ....|    5,109|   4,645|    7,512|    6,829|   4,738|   4,307|    6,966|   6,333|        4.8
1989-90 ....|    5,550|   4,980|    7,789|    6,988|   5,174|   4,643|    7,262|   6,515|        2.9
1990-91 ....|    5,885|   5,258|    7,830|    6,996|   5,486|   4,902|    7,300|   6,522|        0.1
1991-92 ....|    6,074|   5,421|    7,832|    6,989|   5,629|   5,023|    7,257|   6,476|       -0.7
1992-93 ....|    6,281|   5,584|    7,853|    6,981|   5,804|   5,160|    7,257|   6,451|       -0.4
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1993-94 ....|    6,492|   5,767|    7,912|    7,029|   5,996|   5,327|    7,307|   6,492|        0.6
1994-95 ....|    6,725|   5,989|    7,967|    7,095|   6,208|   5,529|    7,355|   6,550|        0.9
1995-96 ....|    6,962|   6,147|    8,029|    7,090|   6,443|   5,689|    7,431|   6,562|        0.2
1996-97 ....|    7,300|   6,393|    8,186|    7,169|   6,764|   5,923|    7,585|   6,642|        1.2
1997-98 ....|    7,703|   6,676|    8,487|    7,354|   7,142|   6,189|    7,868|   6,819|        2.7
            |         |        |         |         |        |        |         |        |
1998-99 ....|    8,118|   7,013|    8,792|    7,595|   7,533|   6,508|    8,158|   7,048|        3.4
1999-2000 ..|    8,592|   7,394|    9,044|    7,782|   8,033|   6,912|    8,455|   7,276|        3.2
2000-01 ....|    9,197|   7,898|    9,360|    8,037|   8,589|   7,376|    8,742|   7,507|        3.2
2001-02\3\ .|    9,553|   8,203|    9,553|    8,203|   8,922|   7,661|    8,922|   7,661|        2.1
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---Not available.
\1\Data for 1919-20 to 1953-54 are based on school-year enrollment.
\2\Based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis. \3\Estimated.

NOTE: Beginning in 1980-81, state administration expenditures are excluded from both "total" and "current" expenditures. Beginning in 1988-89, extensive changes were made in the data collection procedures. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education; The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987-88 through 2000-01; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2013. (This table was prepared August 2003.)


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