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Table 236.15. Current expenditures and current expenditures per pupil in public elementary and secondary schools: 1989-90 through 2023-24
School year Current expenditures in unadjusted dollars1 Current expenditures in constant 2012-13 dollars2
Total current expenditures Per pupil in fall enrollment Per pupil in average daily attendance (ADA)
Total, in billions Per pupil in fall enrollment Per pupil in
average daily
attendance
(ADA)
In billions Annual percentage change Per pupil enrolled Annual percentage change Per pupil in ADA Annual percentage change
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1989-90 $188.2 $4,643 $4,980 $343.0 3.8 $8,459 2.9 $9,073 2.3
1990-91 202.0 4,902 5,258 349.0 1.8 8,468 0.1 9,083 0.1
1991-92 211.2 5,023 5,421 353.6 1.3 8,409 -0.7 9,075 -0.1
1992-93 220.9 5,160 5,584 358.7 1.4 8,375 -0.4 9,064 -0.1
1993-94 231.5 5,327 5,767 366.4 2.1 8,429 0.6 9,126 0.7
                   
1994-95 243.9 5,529 5,989 375.1 2.4 8,504 0.9 9,212 0.9
1995-96 255.1 5,689 6,147 382.0 1.8 8,519 0.2 9,205 -0.1
1996-97 270.2 5,923 6,393 393.3 3.0 8,624 1.2 9,307 1.1
1997-98 285.5 6,189 6,676 408.4 3.8 8,853 2.7 9,549 2.6
1998-99 302.9 6,508 7,013 425.9 4.3 9,151 3.4 9,861 3.3
                   
1999-2000 323.9 6,912 7,394 442.6 3.9 9,446 3.2 10,104 2.5
2000-01 348.4 7,380 7,904 460.3 4.0 9,751 3.2 10,443 3.4
2001-02 368.4 7,727 8,259 478.3 3.9 10,033 2.9 10,723 2.7
2002-03 387.6 8,044 8,610 492.4 3.0 10,219 1.9 10,938 2.0
2003-04 403.4 8,310 8,900 501.5 1.8 10,332 1.1 11,064 1.2
                   
2004-05 425.0 8,711 9,316 513.0 2.3 10,513 1.8 11,243 1.6
2005-06 449.1 9,145 9,778 522.2 1.8 10,632 1.1 11,368 1.1
2006-07 476.8 9,679 10,336 540.4 3.5 10,969 3.2 11,714 3.0
2007-08 506.9 10,298 10,982 553.9 2.5 11,254 2.6 12,001 2.5
2008-09 518.9 10,540 11,239 559.3 1.0 11,359 0.9 12,113 0.9
                   
2009-10 524.7 10,636 11,427 560.1 0.1 11,353 -0.1 12,198 0.7
2010-11 527.2 10,658 11,418 551.6 -1.5 11,153 -1.8 11,948 -2.0
2011-123  527.5 10,650 11,400 536.3 -2.8 10,830 -2.9 11,590 -3.0
2012-133  542.2 10,920 11,680 542.2 1.1 10,920 0.8 11,680 0.8
2013-143  556.6 11,190 11,970 548.4 1.1 11,020 0.9 11,790 0.9
                   
2014-153  576.8 11,590 12,400 558.8 1.9 11,230 1.9 12,020 1.9
2015-163  570.0 2.0 11,440 1.8 12,240 1.8
2016-173  582.8 2.2 11,670 2.0 12,480 2.0
2017-183  598.3 2.7 11,900 2.0 12,730 2.0
2018-193  610.7 2.1 12,080 1.5 12,930 1.5
                   
2019-203  622.4 1.9 12,240 1.3 13,100 1.3
2020-213  633.0 1.7 12,370 1.0 13,240 1.0
2021-223  643.2 1.6 12,490 1.0 13,370 1.0
2022-233  654.2 1.7 12,630 1.1 13,510 1.1
2023-243  662.9 1.3 12,720 0.7 13,610 0.7
—Not available.
1 Unadjusted (or "current") dollars have not been adjusted to compensate for inflation.
2 Constant dollars 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 Projected.
NOTE: Current expenditures include instruction, support services, food services, and enterprise operations. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1989-90 through 2010-11; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2023; and Public Elementary and Secondary Education Current Expenditure Projection Model, 1973-74 through 2023-24. (This table was prepared May 2014.)

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