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Table 235.10. Revenues for public elementary and secondary schools, by source of funds: Selected years, 1919-20 through 2015-16
School year Revenues (in thousands) Revenues per pupil
Total Federal State Local (including intermediate
sources below the state level)
Total Federal State Local (including intermediate sources below the state level)
Total Property taxes Other public revenue Private1 Total Proper- ty taxes Other public revenue Private1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  Current dollars
1919-20 $970,121 $2,475 $160,085 $807,561 --- --- --- $45 # $7 $37 --- --- ---
1929-30 2,088,557 7,334 353,670 1,727,553 --- --- --- 81 # 14 67 --- --- ---
1939-40 2,260,527 39,810 684,354 1,536,363 --- --- --- 89 $2 27 60 --- --- ---
1949-50 5,437,044 155,848 2,165,689 3,115,507 --- --- --- 217 6 86 124 --- --- ---
1959-60 14,746,618 651,639 5,768,047 8,326,932 --- --- --- 419 19 164 237 --- --- ---
1969-70 40,266,922 3,219,557 16,062,776 20,984,589 --- --- --- 884 71 353 461 --- --- ---
1979-80 96,881,164 9,503,537 45,348,814 42,028,813 --- --- --- 2,326 228 1,089 1,009 --- --- ---
1989-90 208,547,573 12,700,784 98,238,633 97,608,157 $74,867,627 $17,084,494 $5,656,036 5,144 313 2,423 2,408 $1,847 $421 $140
                             
1994-95 273,149,449 18,582,157 127,729,576 126,837,717 97,978,129 21,560,162 7,299,425 6,192 421 2,896 2,875 2,221 489 165
1995-96 287,702,844 19,104,019 136,670,754 131,928,071 101,785,858 22,522,345 7,619,869 6,416 426 3,048 2,942 2,270 502 170
1996-97 305,065,192 20,081,287 146,435,584 138,548,321 106,545,881 24,288,693 7,713,747 6,688 440 3,211 3,038 2,336 533 169
1997-98 325,925,708 22,201,965 157,645,372 146,078,370 111,184,150 26,676,244 8,217,977 7,066 481 3,418 3,167 2,410 578 178
1998-99 347,377,993 24,521,817 169,298,232 153,557,944 119,483,487 25,348,879 8,725,578 7,464 527 3,638 3,300 2,567 545 187
                             
1999-2000 372,943,802 27,097,866 184,613,352 161,232,584 124,735,516 27,628,923 8,868,145 7,959 578 3,940 3,441 2,662 590 189
2000-01 401,356,120 29,100,183 199,583,097 172,672,840 132,575,925 30,889,273 9,207,643 8,503 616 4,228 3,658 2,809 654 195
2001-02 419,501,976 33,144,633 206,541,793 179,815,551 141,095,685 28,924,825 9,795,041 8,800 695 4,333 3,772 2,960 607 205
2002-03 440,111,653 37,515,909 214,277,407 188,318,337 148,511,786 29,579,240 10,227,310 9,134 779 4,447 3,908 3,082 614 212
2003-04 462,026,099 41,923,435 217,384,191 202,718,474 160,602,055 31,651,489 10,464,930 9,518 864 4,478 4,176 3,309 652 216
                             
2004-05 487,753,525 44,809,532 228,553,579 214,390,414 167,909,883 35,433,486 11,047,044 9,996 918 4,684 4,394 3,441 726 226
2005-06 520,621,788 47,553,778 242,151,076 230,916,934 178,279,408 41,111,066 11,526,460 10,600 968 4,930 4,702 3,630 837 235
2006-07 555,710,762 47,150,608 263,608,741 244,951,413 188,287,298 44,806,422 11,857,694 11,281 957 5,351 4,972 3,822 910 241
2007-08 584,683,686 47,788,467 282,622,523 254,272,697 196,521,569 45,314,965 12,436,163 11,879 971 5,742 5,166 3,993 921 253
2008-09 592,422,033 56,670,261 276,525,603 259,226,169 205,821,844 41,195,313 12,209,012 12,032 1,151 5,616 5,265 4,180 837 248
                             
2009-10 596,390,664 75,997,858 258,863,973 261,528,833 210,837,095 38,771,186 11,920,551 12,089 1,540 5,247 5,301 4,274 786 242
2010-11 604,228,585 75,549,471 266,786,402 261,892,711 211,649,523 38,558,755 11,684,433 12,218 1,528 5,395 5,296 4,280 780 236
2011-12 597,885,111 60,921,462 269,043,077 267,920,572 215,830,316 40,290,007 11,800,249 12,075 1,230 5,434 5,411 4,359 814 238
2012-13 603,769,917 55,860,888 273,215,485 274,693,545 221,970,384 41,129,568 11,593,592 12,137 1,123 5,492 5,522 4,462 827 233
2013-14 623,649,738 54,505,981 288,637,122 280,506,635 227,019,185 41,943,022 11,544,428 12,469 1,090 5,771 5,608 4,539 839 231
                             
2014-15 647,679,130 55,002,853 301,529,692 291,146,585 235,870,943 43,978,246 11,297,396 12,884 1,094 5,998 5,792 4,692 875 225
2015-16 678,378,476 55,981,180 318,572,978 303,824,317 246,997,299 45,300,714 11,526,305 13,474 1,112 6,328 6,035 4,906 900 229
  Constant 2017-18 dollars2
1919-20 $12,630,509 $32,223 $2,084,230 $10,514,056 --- --- --- $585 $1 $97 $487 --- --- ---
1929-30 30,275,474 106,313 5,126,758 25,042,403 --- --- --- 1,179 4 200 975 --- --- ---
1939-40 40,135,637 706,826 12,150,699 27,278,111 --- --- --- 1,578 28 478 1,073 --- --- ---
1949-50 56,963,728 1,632,814 22,689,851 32,641,063 --- --- --- 2,268 65 904 1,300 --- --- ---
1959-60 124,528,446 5,502,793 48,708,520 70,317,133 --- --- --- 3,540 156 1,384 1,999 --- --- ---
1969-70 264,494,250 21,147,738 105,508,732 137,837,780 --- --- --- 5,807 464 2,316 3,026 --- --- ---
1979-80 309,645,843 30,374,643 144,941,195 134,330,005 --- --- --- 7,434 729 3,480 3,225 --- --- ---
1989-90 407,529,633 24,819,017 191,971,325 190,739,292 $146,301,279 $33,385,369 $11,052,644 10,052 612 4,735 4,705 $3,609 $823 $273
                             
1994-95 450,610,873 30,654,728 210,713,717 209,242,429 161,633,166 35,567,502 12,041,761 10,215 695 4,777 4,743 3,664 806 273
1995-96 462,048,905 30,680,931 219,492,346 211,875,628 163,467,429 36,170,740 12,237,460 10,304 684 4,895 4,725 3,646 807 273
1996-97 476,342,322 31,355,812 228,651,016 216,335,494 166,365,465 37,925,443 12,044,587 10,444 687 5,013 4,743 3,647 831 264
1997-98 499,997,787 34,059,705 241,841,424 224,096,658 170,565,953 40,923,629 12,607,076 10,840 738 5,243 4,858 3,698 887 273
1998-99 523,838,971 36,978,403 255,298,301 231,562,267 180,178,676 38,225,596 13,157,995 11,256 795 5,486 4,976 3,872 821 283
                             
1999-2000 546,612,089 39,716,497 270,582,027 236,313,565 182,820,952 40,494,850 12,997,763 11,666 848 5,775 5,043 3,902 864 277
2000-01 568,768,925 41,238,388 282,832,771 244,697,765 187,875,711 43,773,740 13,048,315 12,049 874 5,992 5,184 3,980 927 276
2001-02 584,141,529 46,152,718 287,602,074 250,386,736 196,470,706 40,276,786 13,639,244 12,253 968 6,033 5,252 4,121 845 286
2002-03 599,661,432 51,116,219 291,957,497 256,587,715 202,350,449 40,302,340 13,934,926 12,445 1,061 6,059 5,325 4,200 836 289
2003-04 616,043,075 55,898,664 289,849,481 270,294,930 214,138,949 42,202,553 13,953,427 12,691 1,152 5,971 5,568 4,412 869 287
                             
2004-05 631,347,845 58,001,429 295,839,603 277,506,812 217,342,444 45,865,082 14,299,287 12,939 1,189 6,063 5,687 4,454 940 293
2005-06 649,170,830 59,295,493 301,941,675 287,933,661 222,299,170 51,261,982 14,372,510 13,218 1,207 6,148 5,863 4,526 1,044 293
2006-07 675,456,253 57,310,700 320,411,596 297,733,956 228,859,761 54,461,385 14,412,810 13,711 1,163 6,504 6,044 4,646 1,106 293
2007-08 685,280,367 56,010,624 331,248,623 298,021,120 230,333,727 53,111,548 14,575,845 13,923 1,138 6,730 6,055 4,680 1,079 296
2008-09 684,788,404 65,505,898 319,639,575 299,642,931 237,912,172 47,618,203 14,112,557 13,908 1,330 6,492 6,086 4,832 967 287
                             
2009-10 682,769,418 87,005,073 296,356,759 299,407,586 241,373,867 44,386,644 13,647,074 13,840 1,764 6,007 6,069 4,893 900 277
2010-11 678,125,905 84,789,192 299,414,452 293,922,261 237,534,317 43,274,502 13,113,443 13,713 1,715 6,055 5,944 4,803 875 265
2011-12 651,905,351 66,425,850 293,351,713 292,127,787 235,331,062 43,930,298 12,866,428 13,166 1,342 5,925 5,900 4,753 887 260
2012-13 647,545,794 59,911,039 293,024,765 294,609,990 238,064,177 44,111,636 12,434,177 13,017 1,204 5,890 5,922 4,786 887 250
2013-14 658,579,177 57,558,758 304,803,139 296,217,279 239,734,099 44,292,171 12,191,009 13,167 1,151 6,094 5,922 4,793 886 244
                             
2014-15 679,009,924 57,663,558 316,115,873 305,230,494 247,280,951 46,105,647 11,843,895 13,507 1,147 6,288 6,072 4,919 917 236
2015-16 706,430,597 58,296,099 331,746,521 316,387,977 257,211,064 47,173,976 12,002,937 14,032 1,158 6,589 6,284 5,109 937 238
  Percentage distribution
1919-20 100.0 0.3 16.5 83.2 --- --- --- 100.0 0.3 16.5 83.2 --- --- ---
1929-30 100.0 0.4 16.9 82.7 --- --- --- 100.0 0.4 16.9 82.7 --- --- ---
1939-40 100.0 1.8 30.3 68.0 --- --- --- 100.0 1.8 30.3 68.0 --- --- ---
1949-50 100.0 2.9 39.8 57.3 --- --- --- 100.0 2.9 39.8 57.3 --- --- ---
1959-60 100.0 4.4 39.1 56.5 --- --- --- 100.0 4.4 39.1 56.5 --- --- ---
1969-70 100.0 8.0 39.9 52.1 --- --- --- 100.0 8.0 39.9 52.1 --- --- ---
1979-80 100.0 9.8 46.8 43.4 --- --- --- 100.0 9.8 46.8 43.4 --- --- ---
1989-90 100.0 6.1 47.1 46.8 35.9 8.2 2.7 100.0 6.1 47.1 46.8 35.9 8.2 2.7
                             
1994-95 100.0 6.8 46.8 46.4 35.9 7.9 2.7 100.0 6.8 46.8 46.4 35.9 7.9 2.7
1995-96 100.0 6.6 47.5 45.9 35.4 7.8 2.6 100.0 6.6 47.5 45.9 35.4 7.8 2.6
1996-97 100.0 6.6 48.0 45.4 34.9 8.0 2.5 100.0 6.6 48.0 45.4 34.9 8.0 2.5
1997-98 100.0 6.8 48.4 44.8 34.1 8.2 2.5 100.0 6.8 48.4 44.8 34.1 8.2 2.5
1998-99 100.0 7.1 48.7 44.2 34.4 7.3 2.5 100.0 7.1 48.7 44.2 34.4 7.3 2.5
                             
1999-2000 100.0 7.3 49.5 43.2 33.4 7.4 2.4 100.0 7.3 49.5 43.2 33.4 7.4 2.4
2000-01 100.0 7.3 49.7 43.0 33.0 7.7 2.3 100.0 7.3 49.7 43.0 33.0 7.7 2.3
2001-02 100.0 7.9 49.2 42.9 33.6 6.9 2.3 100.0 7.9 49.2 42.9 33.6 6.9 2.3
2002-03 100.0 8.5 48.7 42.8 33.7 6.7 2.3 100.0 8.5 48.7 42.8 33.7 6.7 2.3
2003-04 100.0 9.1 47.1 43.9 34.8 6.9 2.3 100.0 9.1 47.1 43.9 34.8 6.9 2.3
                             
2004-05 100.0 9.2 46.9 44.0 34.4 7.3 2.3 100.0 9.2 46.9 44.0 34.4 7.3 2.3
2005-06 100.0 9.1 46.5 44.4 34.2 7.9 2.2 100.0 9.1 46.5 44.4 34.2 7.9 2.2
2006-07 100.0 8.5 47.4 44.1 33.9 8.1 2.1 100.0 8.5 47.4 44.1 33.9 8.1 2.1
2007-08 100.0 8.2 48.3 43.5 33.6 7.8 2.1 100.0 8.2 48.3 43.5 33.6 7.8 2.1
2008-09 100.0 9.6 46.7 43.8 34.7 7.0 2.1 100.0 9.6 46.7 43.8 34.7 7.0 2.1
                             
2009-10 100.0 12.7 43.4 43.9 35.4 6.5 2.0 100.0 12.7 43.4 43.9 35.4 6.5 2.0
2010-11 100.0 12.5 44.2 43.3 35.0 6.4 1.9 100.0 12.5 44.2 43.3 35.0 6.4 1.9
2011-12 100.0 10.2 45.0 44.8 36.1 6.7 2.0 100.0 10.2 45.0 44.8 36.1 6.7 2.0
2012-13 100.0 9.3 45.3 45.5 36.8 6.8 1.9 100.0 9.3 45.3 45.5 36.8 6.8 1.9
2013-14 100.0 8.7 46.3 45.0 36.4 6.7 1.9 100.0 8.7 46.3 45.0 36.4 6.7 1.9
                             
2014-15 100.0 8.5 46.6 45.0 36.4 6.8 1.7 100.0 8.5 46.6 45.0 36.4 6.8 1.7
2015-16 100.0 8.3 47.0 44.8 36.4 6.7 1.7 100.0 8.3 47.0 44.8 36.4 6.7 1.7
---Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 Includes revenues from gifts, and tuition and fees from patrons.
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.
NOTE: Beginning in 1989-90, revenues for state education agencies were excluded and new survey collection procedures were initiated; data may not be entirely comparable with figures for earlier years. 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 1949-50; Statistics of State School Systems, 1959-60 and 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1979-80; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1989-90 through 2015-16. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

2018 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest