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Table 171. Revenues for public elementary and secondary schools, by source of funds: Selected years, 191920 through 200506
School year Total
(in thousands)
Federal
(in thousands)
Federal revenue per student State
(in thousands)
Local
(including intermediate)1 
(in thousands)
Percentage distribution
Current dollars Constant 2006–07 dollars Total Federal State Local
(including intermediate)1 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1919–20 $970,121 $2,475 # $1 $160,085 $807,561 100.0 0.3 16.5 83.2
1929–30 2,088,557 7,334 # 3 353,670 1,727,553 100.0 0.4 16.9 82.7
1939–40 2,260,527 39,810 $2 23 684,354 1,536,363 100.0 1.8 30.3 68.0
1941–42 2,416,580 34,305 1 18 759,993 1,622,281 100.0 1.4 31.4 67.1
1943–44 2,604,322 35,886 2 18 859,183 1,709,253 100.0 1.4 33.0 65.6
                     
1945–46 3,059,845 41,378 2 20 1,062,057 1,956,409 100.0 1.4 34.7 63.9
1947–48 4,311,534 120,270 5 44 1,676,362 2,514,902 100.0 2.8 38.9 58.3
1949–50 5,437,044 155,848 6 53 2,165,689 3,115,507 100.0 2.9 39.8 57.3
1951–52 6,423,816 227,711 9 67 2,478,596 3,717,507 100.0 3.5 38.6 57.9
1953–54 7,866,852 355,237 12 94 2,944,103 4,567,512 100.0 4.5 37.4 58.1
                     
1955–56 9,686,677 441,442 14 109 3,828,886 5,416,350 100.0 4.6 39.5 55.9
1957–58 12,181,513 486,484 15 106 4,800,368 6,894,661 100.0 4.0 39.4 56.6
1959–60 14,746,618 651,639 19 129 5,768,047 8,326,932 100.0 4.4 39.1 56.5
1961–62 17,527,707 760,975 20 138 6,789,190 9,977,542 100.0 4.3 38.7 56.9
1963–64 20,544,182 896,956 22 148 8,078,014 11,569,213 100.0 4.4 39.3 56.3
                     
1965–66 25,356,858 1,996,954 47 303 9,920,219 13,439,686 100.0 7.9 39.1 53.0
1967–68 31,903,064 2,806,469 64 384 12,275,536 16,821,063 100.0 8.8 38.5 52.7
1969–70 40,266,923 3,219,557 71 382 16,062,776 20,984,589 100.0 8.0 39.9 52.1
1970–71 44,511,292 3,753,461 82 420 17,409,086 23,348,745 100.0 8.4 39.1 52.5
1971–72 50,003,645 4,467,969 97 481 19,133,256 26,402,420 100.0 8.9 38.3 52.8
                     
1972–73 52,117,930 4,525,000 99 472 20,699,752 26,893,180 100.0 8.7 39.7 51.6
1973–74 58,230,892 4,930,351 108 475 24,113,409 29,187,132 100.0 8.5 41.4 50.1
1974–75 64,445,239 5,811,595 129 508 27,060,563 31,573,079 100.0 9.0 42.0 49.0
1975–76 71,206,073 6,318,345 141 519 31,602,885 33,284,840 100.0 8.9 44.4 46.7
1976–77 75,332,532 6,629,498 150 520 32,526,018 36,177,019 100.0 8.8 43.2 48.0
                     
1977–78 81,443,160 7,694,194 177 575 35,013,266 38,735,700 100.0 9.4 43.0 47.6
1978–79 87,994,143 8,600,116 202 602 40,132,136 39,261,891 100.0 9.8 45.6 44.6
1979–80 96,881,165 9,503,537 228 600 45,348,814 42,028,813 100.0 9.8 46.8 43.4
1980–81 105,949,087 9,768,262 239 563 50,182,659 45,998,166 100.0 9.2 47.4 43.4
1981–82 110,191,257 8,186,466 204 443 52,436,435 49,568,356 100.0 7.4 47.6 45.0
                     
1982–83 117,497,502 8,339,990 211 438 56,282,157 52,875,354 100.0 7.1 47.9 45.0
1983–84 126,055,419 8,576,547 218 438 60,232,981 57,245,892 100.0 6.8 47.8 45.4
1984–85 137,294,678 9,105,569 232 448 67,168,684 61,020,425 100.0 6.6 48.9 44.4
1985–86 149,127,779 9,975,622 253 475 73,619,575 65,532,582 100.0 6.7 49.4 43.9
1986–87 158,523,693 10,146,013 255 468 78,830,437 69,547,243 100.0 6.4 49.7 43.9
                     
1987–88 169,561,974 10,716,687 268 472 84,004,415 74,840,873 100.0 6.3 49.5 44.1
1988–89 192,016,374 11,902,001 296 499 91,768,911 88,345,462 100.0 6.2 47.8 46.0
1989–90 208,547,573 12,700,784 313 504 98,238,633 97,608,157 100.0 6.1 47.1 46.8
1990–91 223,340,537 13,776,066 334 509 105,324,533 104,239,939 100.0 6.2 47.2 46.7
1991–92 234,581,384 15,493,330 368 544 108,783,449 110,304,605 100.0 6.6 46.4 47.0
                     
1992–93 247,626,168 17,261,252 403 577 113,403,436 116,961,481 100.0 7.0 45.8 47.2
1993–94 260,159,468 18,341,483 422 589 117,474,209 124,343,776 100.0 7.1 45.2 47.8
1994–95 273,149,449 18,582,157 421 572 127,729,576 126,837,717 100.0 6.8 46.8 46.4
1995–96 287,702,844 19,104,019 426 563 136,670,754 131,928,071 100.0 6.6 47.5 45.9
1996–97 305,065,192 20,081,287 440 566 146,435,584 138,548,321 100.0 6.6 48.0 45.4
                     
1997–98 325,925,708 22,201,965 481 607 157,645,372 146,078,370 100.0 6.8 48.4 44.8
1998–99 347,377,993 24,521,817 527 654 169,298,232 153,557,944 100.0 7.1 48.7 44.2
1999–2000 372,943,802 27,097,866 578 697 184,613,352 161,232,584 100.0 7.3 49.5 43.2
2000–01 401,356,120 29,100,183 616 719 199,583,097 172,672,840 100.0 7.3 49.7 43.0
2001–02 419,501,976 33,144,633 695 797 206,541,793 179,815,551 100.0 7.9 49.2 42.9
                     
2002–03 440,111,653 37,515,909 779 873 214,277,407 188,318,337 100.0 8.5 48.7 42.8
2003–04 462,026,099 41,923,435 864 947 217,384,191 202,718,474 100.0 9.1 47.1 43.9
2004–052  487,753,525 44,809,532 918 978 228,553,579 214,390,414 100.0 9.2 46.9 44.0
2005–06 520,643,954 47,553,827 968 993 242,151,076 230,939,051 100.0 9.1 46.5 44.4
# Rounds to zero.
1 Includes a relatively small amount from nongovernmental private sources (gifts and tuition and transportation fees from patrons). These sources accounted for 2.2 percent of total revenues in 2005–06.
2 Revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Beginning in 1980–81, revenues for state education agencies are excluded. Beginning in 1988–89, data reflect new survey collection procedures and may not be entirely comparable with figures for earlier years. With the exception of federal revenue per student, data are not adjusted for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar due to inflation. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1919–20 through 1955–56; Statistics of State School Systems, 1957–58 through 1969–70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1970–71 through 1986–87; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987–88 through 2005–06. (This table was prepared April 2008.)

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest