aUnless otherwise noted, figures, excerpts, and charts are for the 2003-2004 school year, as reported by National Education Association. Rankings and Estimates. Atlanta, GA: NEA Research, 2005. Available at: http://www.nea.org/edstats/images/05rankings.pdf.
bFor the 1999-2000 school year.
cFrom Glenn Commission report, 2000. Includes ALL primary school teachers, as well as specialty teachers in middle and upper grades.
NOTE: In 2003, there were 15,397 US school districts, and the average amount spent per K– 12 student from all revenue sources was $8,248.