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Public Elementary & Secondary Education Revenue Sources by State

Federal Data

State-level analysis of public education finances from the United States Census Bureau. The 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. The report and tables, released annually, include detailed statistics on spending – such as instruction, student transportation, salaries and employee benefits – at the national, state, and school district levels.


U.S. Census Bureau. (2018). Table 1: Summary of Public Elementary-Secondary School System Finances by State: Fiscal Year 2016. 2016 Annual Survey of School System Finances. Washington, DC: Author. Available from

U.S. Census Bureau. (2017). Public Education Finances: 2015. Retrieved from

U.S. Census Bureau. (2016). Public Education Finances: 2014. Retrieved from

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