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Table 89. -  Public elementary and secondary students, schools, pupil/teacher ratios, and finances, by type of locale: 1995 and 1996
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                                        |         | Large  |Mid-size|  Urban  |  Urban  | Large | Small  |Rural\7\
             Characteristic             |  Total  |central |central |fringe of|fringe of|town\5\|town\6\ |
                                        |         |city\1\ |city\2\ |  large  |mid-size |       |        |
                                        |         |        |        | city\3\ | city\4\ |       |        |
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                                        |             Schools, enrollment, and teachers, 1996-97
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Enrollment, in thousands................|  45,705 |  8,300 |  7,597 |  13,588 |   4,330 |   803 |  5,279 |  5,808
Schools.................................|  88,223 | 12,109 | 13,019 |  21,523 |   7,828 | 1,616 | 12,516 | 19,609
Average school size\8\..................|     527 |    729 |    590 |     635 |     560 |   506 |    430 |    299
Pupil/teacher ratio\9\..................|    17.3 |   18.5 |   17.1 |    17.9 |    17.4 |  17.2 |   16.5 |   15.6
                                        |         |        |        |         |         |       |        |
Enrollment (percent distribution).......|   100.0 |   18.2 |   16.6 |    29.7 |     9.5 |   1.8 |   11.6 |   12.7
Schools (percent distribution)..........|   100.0 |   13.7 |   14.8 |    24.4 |     8.9 |   1.8 |   14.2 |   22.2
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                                        |          Revenues and expenditures, 1994-95 (in millions)
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Total revenue...........................|$267,361 |$51,109 |$43,649 | $83,883 | $23,728 |$4,076 |$27,654 |$33,263
  Federal...............................|  17,588 |  4,932 |  3,285 |   3,267 |   1,315 |   316 |  2,249 |  2,223
    Impact aid .........................|     679 |     61 |     88 |     143 |      53 |    14 |    129 |    191
    Bilingual education ................|      31 |      7 |      5 |       5 |       2 |     2 |      5 |      6
    Indian education ...................|      47 |      3 |      4 |       4 |       1 |     2 |     15 |     19
    Children with disabilites ..........|   1,918 |    391 |    357 |     537 |     166 |    36 |    229 |    202
    Eisenhower science awards ..........|     158 |     45 |     30 |      36 |      12 |     3 |     17 |     15
    Drug Free schools ..................|     281 |     74 |     54 |      65 |      22 |     5 |     32 |     30
    Chapter 2 (block grants) ...........|     323 |     86 |     59 |      71 |      24 |     6 |     39 |     39
    Vocational education ...............|     569 |    183 |    112 |      99 |      39 |    11 |     74 |     52
    Chapter 1 ..........................|   6,347 |  1,984 |  1,217 |     971 |     440 |   113 |    823 |    798
    Other and unclassified .............|   7,235 |  2,098 |  1,361 |   1,337 |     556 |   125 |    886 |    871
                                        |         |        |        |         |         |       |        |
  State.................................| 126,688 | 23,667 | 21,973 |  34,031 |  11,719 | 2,258 | 15,182 | 17,858
   State school lunch programs .........|     441 |    107 |     90 |      94 |      39 |     5 |     50 |     56
                                        |         |        |        |         |         |       |        |
  Local.................................| 123,085 | 22,510 | 18,391 |  46,585 |  10,693 | 1,501 | 10,222 | 13,183
    Property tax\10\ ...................|  82,657 | 13,301 | 11,778 |  33,429 |   6,697 | 1,051 |  7,325 |  9,076
    Parent government contribution\10\..|  22,271 |  5,839 |  3,693 |   7,761 |   2,210 |   162 |    889 |  1,717
    Lunch sales ........................|   4,121 |    500 |    642 |   1,373 |     434 |    74 |    497 |    601
    Transportation .....................|      35 |      3 |      5 |      16 |       3 |     1 |      4 |      3
    Other ..............................|  14,001 |  2,866 |  2,273 |   4,005 |   1,349 |   213 |  1,508 |  1,786
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Total revenue (percent distribution)....|   100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |   100.0 |   100.0 | 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0
  Federal...............................|     6.6 |    9.6 |    7.5 |     3.9 |     5.5 |   7.8 |    8.1 |    6.7
  State.................................|    47.4 |   46.3 |   50.3 |    40.6 |    49.4 |  55.4 |   54.9 |   53.7
  Local.................................|    46.0 |   44.0 |   42.1 |    55.5 |    45.1 |  36.8 |   37.0 |   39.6
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Total expenditures......................|$264,336 |$51,145 |$43,349 | $83,108 | $23,287 |$4,048 |$27,147 |$32,252
  Current expenditures..................| 239,725 | 46,729 | 39,379 |  74,775 |  20,962 | 3,712 | 24,830 | 29,337
    Instruction ........................| 147,620 | 28,884 | 24,081 |  45,792 |  13,201 | 2,298 | 15,369 | 17,995
    Operation and maintenance ..........|  23,748 |  4,961 |  3,948 |   7,561 |   1,916 |   368 |  2,302 |  2,692
    Food service .......................|  10,024 |  1,959 |  1,712 |   2,509 |     921 |   175 |  1,308 |  1,440
    Other ..............................|  58,333 | 10,925 |  9,638 |  18,913 |   4,925 |   871 |  5,850 |  7,211
  Capital outlay .......................|  19,433 |  3,521 |  3,167 |   6,531 |   1,814 |   262 |  1,857 |  2,280
  Interest on school debt ..............|   5,179 |    896 |    803 |   1,801 |     511 |    74 |    460 |    634
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  Current expenditures (percent         |         |        |        |         |         |       |        |
   distribution)........................|   100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |   100.0 |   100.0 | 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0
    Instruction ........................|    61.6 |   61.8 |   61.2 |    61.2 |    63.0 |  61.9 |   61.9 |   61.3
    Operation and maintenance ..........|     9.9 |   10.6 |   10.0 |    10.1 |     9.1 |   9.9 |    9.3 |    9.2
    Food service .......................|     4.2 |    4.2 |    4.3 |     3.4 |     4.4 |   4.7 |    5.3 |    4.9
    Other ..............................|    24.3 |   23.4 |   24.5 |    25.3 |    23.5 |  23.5 |   23.6 |   24.6
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Current expenditure per student ........|  $5,481 | $5,881 | $5,388 |  $5,859 |  $5,034 |$4,744 | $4,812 | $5,225
Instruction expenditure per student.....|   3,375 |  3,635 |  3,295 |   3,588 |   3,170 | 2,937 |  2,979 |  3,205
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\1\Central city of metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with population of 400,000 or more or a population density of 6,000 or more persons per square mile.
\2\Central city of an MSA but not designated as a large central city.
\3\Place within the MSA of a large central city.
\4\Place within the MSA of a mid-size central city.
\5\Place not within an MSA but with population of 25,000 or more and defined as urban.
\6\Place not within an MSA with a population of at least 2,500 but less than 25,000.
\7\Place with a population of less than 2,500.
\8\Average for schools reporting enrollment.
\9\Ratio for schools reporting both FTE teachers and fall enrollment data.
\10\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.--Locale classification procedures not comparable with previous years. Enrollments by locale were used to distribute school district revenue and expenditure amounts by locale classification.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data survey; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Survey of Local Government Finances, unpublished data. (This table was prepared February 1999.)


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