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Indiana
Indiana
Indiana Department of Education, State House, Room 229,
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Suellen K. Reed, (317) 232-6665
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Patty Bond, (317) 232-0808
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Gary Tatlock, (317) 232-0808

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
964,129 982,876 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
1,926 1,929 Public schools
53,749 56,708 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
36,291 36,291 Land area in square miles
26.6 27.1 Public school students per square mile
5.3 5.3 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
5,473 5,828 State population (in thousands)
$1,774 $2,991 State revenue per capita
$1,611 $2,792 State expenditure per capita
$327 $523 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$92,446 $143,744 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 331 100% 327 Total public education agencies
91.5% 303 90.2% 295 Regular school districts
7.3% 24 8.6% 28 Regional service agencies
0.9% 3 0.9% 3 State-operated agencies
0.3% 1 0.3% 1 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
2.1% 7 2.1% 7 25 to 99 schools
12.1% 40 11.6% 38 10 to 24 schools
28.1% 93 28.4% 93 5 to 9 schools
56.2% 186 52.6% 172 1 to 4 schools
1.5% 5 5.2% 17 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 1,926 100% 1,929 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
95.5% 1,839 94.3% 1,819 Regular schools
3.0% 57 2.2% 42 Special education schools
1.3% 25 1.5% 28 Vocational schools
0.3% 5 2.1% 40 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
57.6% 1,110 55.2% 1,064 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
2.9% 55 1.5% 29 PK, K, 1 to 8
8.6% 166 12.1% 233 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
5.3% 103 3.8% 73 7 to 8, 9
5.9% 114 5.4% 105 7, 8 to 12
11.8% 227 12.5% 241 9, 10, 11 to 12
4.0% 77 6.3% 121 Other grades
1.9% 36 0.1% 2 Ungraded
2.0% 38 3.2% 61 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
801 5,263 Prekindergarten
71,405 74,803 Kindergarten
80,991 82,221 First
74,714 77,274 Second
71,854 75,067 Third
70,400 72,246 Fourth
69,421 72,233 Fifth
68,011 74,330 Sixth
72,199 76,295 Seventh
70,202 76,566 Eighth
77,716 83,577 Ninth
75,196 75,442 Tenth
74,403 69,452 Eleventh
69,831 62,923 Twelfth
16,985 5,184 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
14.0% Students in special education with IEPs
16.2% 22.1% School membership eligible for free lunch
13.0% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
85.5% 60,364 95.3% 56,330 Regular diploma
2.4% 1,664 0.9% 514 Other diploma
10.3% 7,299 3.2% 1,898 High school equivalency
1.8% 1,296 0.6% 352 Other completers
    3.5% Dropouts
      57.2% Dropouts who were male
      20.4% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
229.4 275.5 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
27.8% 32.0% Students below basic level
72.2% 68.0% Students at or above basic level
23.8% 23.6% Students at or above proficient level
2.1% 3.0% Students at advanced level
153.1 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  35.4% Students below basic level
  64.6% Students at or above basic level
  30.1% Students at or above proficient level
  2.0% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 105,326 100% 119,800 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
51.0% 53,749 47.3% 56,708 Teachers
9.1% 9,637 13.4% 16,070 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.4% 1,485 1.4% 1,735 Guidance counselors/directors
2.3% 2,396 2.1% 2,570 Librarians/library support
5.7% 5,982 5.8% 6,979 Administrative support
26.5% 27,963 25.6% 30,674 Other support services
        Administrators
2.5% 2,676 2.4% 2,818 School-based
1.4% 1,438 1.9% 2,246 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.0 0.9 Teacher to all other staff ratio
13.1 11.2 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$17,085 $24,172 Average beginning teacher salary
$27,028 $38,722 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.4% 0.6% Public school teachers with no degree
15.2% 21.5% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
79.2% 72.9% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
5.3% 4.9% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$43,828 $90,360 National school lunch
$3,058 $16,008 National school breakfast
$65,025 $113,251 Title I
$68,977 $89,297 Education for the handicapped
$23,840 $30,375 Vocational and adult education
$17,961 $28,712 School improvement
$1,897 $1,430 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$876 $258 Bilingual education
$12 $25 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$3,825,865 $7,638,406 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,968 $7,767 Revenue per pupil in membership
$3,330,525 $6,055,055 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,454 $6,157 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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