Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Current expenditures per pupil for public education
This report presents state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2009-10.
Current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education were $10,652 on a national level in FY 10. Adjusting for inflation, per pupil state and local revenues decreased by 1 percent or more in 35 states and increased by 1 percent or more in 9 states from FY 09 to FY 10. Per pupil current expenditures decreased by 1 percent or more in 16 states and increased by 1 percent or more in 23 states from FY 09 to FY 10.
State and local governments provided $521.5 billion, or 87.3 percent of all revenues; and the federal government contributed $76.0 billion or 12.7 percent of all revenues. Adjusted for inflation, local revenues remained level, state revenues decreased by 7.7 percent, and federal revenues increased by 24.6 percent for FY 10 compared to FY 09.
State education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia provide the data to the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.