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Funding for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1919–1920 to 2004–2005

(in thousands, except percent)

School year Total Federal State Local % Federal % State % Local
1919–1920 $970,121 $2,475 $160,085 $807,561 0.3% 16.5% 83.2%
1929–1930 2,088,557 7,334 353,670 1,727,553 0.4 16.9 82.7
1939–1940 2,260,527 39,810 684,354 1,536,363 1.8 30.3 68.0
1949–1950 5,437,044 155,848 2,165,689 3,115,507 2.9 39.8 57.3
1959–1960 14,746,618 651,639 5,768,047 8,326,932 4.4 39.1 56.5
1969–1970 40,266,923 3,219,557 16,062,776 20,984,589 8.0 39.9 52.1
1974–1975 64,445,239 5,811,595 27,060,563 31,573,079 9.0 42.0 49.0
1979–1980 96,881,165 9,503,537 45,348,814 42,028,813 9.8 46.8 43.4
1984–1985 137,294,678 9,105,569 67,168,684 61,020,425 6.6 48.9 44.4
1989–1990 208,547,573 12,700,784 98,238,633 97,608,157 6.1 47.1 46.8
1994–1995 273,149,449 18,582,157 127,729,576 126,837,717 6.8 46.8 46.4
1998–1999 347,377,993 24,521,817 169,298,232 153,557,944 7.1 48.7 44.2
1999–2000 372,943,802 27,097,866 184,613,352 161,232,584 7.3 49.5 43.2
2000–2001 400,919,024 29,086,413 199,146,586 172,686,024 7.3 49.7 43.1
2001–2002 419,501,976 33,144,633 206,541,793 179,815,551 7.9 49.2 42.9
2002–2003 440,111,653 37,515,909 214,277,407 188,318,337 8.5 48.7 42.8
2003–2004 462,026,099 41,923,435 217,384,191 202,718,474 9.1 47.1 43.9
2004–2005 487,761,164 44,809,532 228,562,195 214,389,438 9.2 46.9 44.0
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics 2007.

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