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Table 90. Public elementary and secondary students, schools, pupil/teacher ratios, and finances, by type of locale: 200506 and 200607
Selected characteristic Total City, large1  City, midsize2  City, small3  Suburban, large4  Suburban, midsize5  Suburban, small6  Town, fringe7  Town, distant8  Town, remote9  Rural, fringe10  Rural, distant11  Rural, remote12 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Enrollment, schools, and pupil/teacher
  ratios, fall 2006
                         
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,066 7,710 3,601 3,774 15,957 1,665 1,075 1,784 2,364 1,881 4,492 3,332 1,430
Percentage distribution of enrollment, by race/ethnicity 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 56.5 22.7 40.3 54.4 56.7 71.2 69.3 75.6 70.5 67.8 75.1 80.8 77.8
Black 17.1 30.4 28.2 17.9 15.8 9.8 8.8 7.7 12.0 11.1 11.2 10.1 7.2
Hispanic 20.5 39.0 25.1 21.4 20.2 15.0 16.9 14.1 14.4 16.5 11.0 6.3 6.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.7 7.0 5.7 5.2 6.8 3.3 4.2 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.7 0.6 0.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.8 3.4 0.9 2.2 7.8
                           
Schools 98,793 12,931 6,419 7,096 24,650 2,926 2,026 3,808 5,743 5,495 9,192 10,413 8,094
Average school size13  521 616 598 558 674 590 553 490 439 368 520 338 184
Pupil/teacher ratio14  15.8 16.7 16.4 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.6 16.0 15.1 15.0 15.3 14.3 12.7
                           
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 15.7 7.3 7.7 32.5 3.4 2.2 3.6 4.8 3.8 9.2 6.8 2.9
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 13.1 6.5 7.2 25.0 3.0 2.1 3.9 5.8 5.6 9.3 10.5 8.2
                           
Revenues, 2005–06                          
Total revenue (in millions of dollars) $529,720 $88,929 $37,353 $40,579 $181,208 $16,951 $10,776 $17,884 $23,473 $18,260 $45,264 $32,898 $16,145
Federal 47,061 10,906 4,222 4,021 11,252 1,223 867 1,455 2,387 2,212 3,488 2,980 2,046
Title I 11,371 3,798 1,045 941 2,202 246 167 303 559 522 556 572 461
Child Nutrition Act 8,910 1,967 794 750 2,093 243 155 285 491 414 734 648 335
Children with disabilities (IDEA) 9,638 1,665 794 871 3,176 307 220 320 448 377 766 468 226
Impact aid 1,236 85 90 59 218 22 7 42 40 143 75 122 332
Bilingual education 320 93 30 33 81 5 5 9 14 10 11 15 14
Indian education 100 9 4 5 6 1 1 3 7 12 5 12 36
Math, science, and professional development 1,545 364 155 139 348 40 32 51 83 86 92 83 70
Safe and drug-free schools 308 75 27 29 69 6 7 11 17 19 18 18 13
Title V, Part A 221 58 16 15 56 5 3 5 11 11 14 14 11
Vocational and technical education 642 154 51 52 155 15 13 16 34 35 62 31 21
Other and unclassified 12,771 2,638 1,216 1,128 2,847 333 257 409 683 584 1,154 995 526
                           
State (in millions of dollars) 242,728 40,948 17,671 19,341 73,724 7,895 4,926 8,743 12,415 9,321 21,523 17,913 8,307
Special education programs 15,218 2,880 1,214 1,075 5,810 454 317 428 588 413 1,006 690 343
Compensatory and basic skills 5,873 1,544 366 629 2,196 157 74 120 155 80 277 175 100
Bilingual education 665 26 25 33 487 27 7 6 11 5 31 5 3
Gifted and talented 534 34 52 22 318 28 7 5 14 6 30 14 5
Vocational education 914 45 46 62 332 38 18 31 57 53 116 80 36
Other 219,524 36,419 15,968 17,521 64,581 7,192 4,503 8,153 11,591 8,764 20,064 16,948 7,820
                           
Local (in millions of dollars)15  239,932 37,074 15,460 17,217 96,232 7,832 4,983 7,686 8,670 6,728 20,253 12,005 5,792
Property tax16  147,248 19,062 9,066 10,315 63,209 4,185 3,224 5,039 5,770 4,599 11,656 7,293 3,831
Parent government contribution16  39,189 11,260 2,722 2,475 14,555 1,708 526 492 528 202 2,991 1,391 338
Private (fees from individuals) 13,176 1,088 756 938 5,018 482 312 507 642 509 1,483 1,001 439
Other15  40,319 5,665 2,915 3,489 13,449 1,457 921 1,648 1,731 1,417 4,122 2,321 1,184
                           
Total revenue (percentage distribution) 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Federal 8.9 12.3 11.3 9.9 6.2 7.2 8.0 8.1 10.2 12.1 7.7 9.1 12.7
State 45.8 46.0 47.3 47.7 40.7 46.6 45.7 48.9 52.9 51.0 47.6 54.4 51.4
Local 45.3 41.7 41.4 42.4 53.1 46.2 46.2 43.0 36.9 36.8 44.7 36.5 35.9
                           
Expenditures, 2005–06                          
Total expenditures
(in millions of dollars)
$536,511 $92,513 $37,757 $40,380 $184,135 $17,074 $10,859 $17,984 $23,535 $18,083 $45,623 $32,721 $15,847
Current expenditures for schools 441,978 75,372 31,275 33,914 149,763 13,995 8,861 15,009 19,787 15,553 37,022 27,787 13,640
Instruction 271,753 47,611 18,952 20,823 92,101 8,581 5,374 9,208 12,067 9,441 22,484 16,922 8,188
Support services, students 22,677 3,193 1,706 1,901 8,463 711 469 767 994 811 1,925 1,205 531
Support services, instructional staff 21,228 4,053 1,791 1,727 7,021 642 412 632 919 706 1,693 1,118 513
Administration 32,337 4,761 2,223 2,351 10,788 1,029 665 1,151 1,566 1,298 2,862 2,367 1,277
Operation and maintenance 43,280 7,422 2,997 3,318 14,779 1,422 881 1,440 1,918 1,546 3,521 2,649 1,387
Transportation 19,010 2,945 1,142 1,191 6,558 567 382 689 820 610 1,857 1,513 737
Food service 16,734 2,690 1,233 1,309 4,905 527 333 611 896 711 1,564 1,314 640
Other 14,959 2,698 1,231 1,294 5,147 516 344 509 608 429 1,117 699 368
Other current expenditures 17,909 2,790 1,277 1,388 5,365 611 365 645 935 767 1,699 1,373 694
Interest on school debt 13,752 2,556 851 836 5,201 424 291 495 527 320 1,281 719 250
Capital outlay 58,804 10,884 4,165 3,920 21,475 1,992 1,257 1,852 2,223 1,531 5,352 2,947 1,207
                           
Current expenditures
(percentage distribution)
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Instruction 61.5 63.2 60.6 61.4 61.5 61.3 60.6 61.4 61.0 60.7 60.7 60.9 60.0
Support services 9.9 9.6 11.2 10.7 10.3 9.7 9.9 9.3 9.7 9.8 9.8 8.4 7.7
Administration 7.3 6.3 7.1 6.9 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.7 7.9 8.3 7.7 8.5 9.4
Operation and maintenance 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.2 9.9 9.6 9.7 9.9 9.5 9.5 10.2
Transportation 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.1 3.9 5.0 5.4 5.4
Food service and other 7.2 7.1 7.9 7.7 6.7 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.6 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.4
Current expenditure per student
(in dollars)
$9,151 $9,949 $8,852 $9,127 $9,529 $8,545 $8,451 $8,568 $8,400 $8,271 $8,561 $8,393 $9,406
Instruction expenditure per student
(in dollars)
5,626 6,284 5,364 5,604 5,860 5,239 5,126 5,257 5,123 5,021 5,199 5,111 5,646
1 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 250,000.
2 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
3 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
4 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of 250,000 or more.
5 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
6 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
7 Located inside an urban cluster that is 10 miles or less from an urbanized area.
8 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 but less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
9 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
10 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, but 5 miles or less from an urbanized area or 2.5 miles or less from an urban cluster.
11 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster and more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, or more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
12 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, more than 25 miles from an urbanized area, and more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
13 Average for schools reporting enrollment. Enrollment data were available for 94,164 out of 98,793 institutions in 2006–07.
14 Ratio for schools reporting both full-time-equivalent teachers and fall enrollment data.
15 Includes tuition and fee revenues from other in-state school systems, which are excluded from state data reported through the "National Public Education Financial Survey."
16 Property tax and parent government contributions are determined on the basis of independence or dependence of the local school system and are mutually exclusive.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2006–07, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2005–06 and 2006–07; and "School District Finance Survey (Form F-33)," 2004–05. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

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