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Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data

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Education finance data include revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets [cash and security holdings] of elementary and secondary public school systems. Statistics cover school systems in all states, and include the District of Columbia. Data are available in viewable tables and downloadable files.



2011 Data

  • Viewable Data – Annual publication containing data tables and explanatory text.
  • Downloadable Data – Files are available containing complete data for all items surveyed and all data item flags.
  • State-level Tables – State-level tables containing selected revenue, expenditure, debt, and asset (cash and securities) data items available in Excel format.
    [EXCEL, 618KB] (file layout) [PDF, 537KB]
  • Individual Unit Tables – Individual unit tables containing data for selected revenue, expenditure, and debt data items for all school systems.
    [EXCEL, 7,954KB]    |   [TXT, 4,780KB] (file layout) [PDF, 537KB]
  • All Data Items – Files containing data for all items on the F-33 survey form, as well as unit identifiers, descriptive variables, and summary data items. Each file contains data for all school systems.
    [EXCEL, 14,427KB]    |   [TXT, 7,130KB] (file layout) [PDF, 537KB]
  • Data Item Flags – Beginning with fiscal year 1999, the F-33 school system finance files include data item flags to indicate whether a data item was reported by the state education agency or adjusted by the Census Bureau.
    [EXCEL, 27,148KB]    |   [TXT, 8,165KB] (file layout) [PDF, 537KB]



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data | 1 (800) 622-6193 | govs.elsec@census.gov |  Last Revised: May 23, 2013