GENERAL STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Nebraska - 1960 to 2015            
  Fall Membership (Enrollment)   Pupil/ Total Current Average
School All Pre Kin- Grades Grades Number of Teacher Expense3 Current Expense
Year Grades1 dergarten K-6 7-12 Teachers2 Ratio ($1,000s) Per Student3
1960-1961 296,210 NA 180,038 116,172 13,316 22.2 $90,317 $305
1961-1962 306,089 NA 183,594 122,495 13,554 22.6 97,740 319
1962-1963 308,012 NA 181,671 126,341 13,580 22.7 105,530 343
1963-1964 316,050 NA 183,186 132,864 14,281 22.1 113,473 359
1964-1965 322,910 NA 185,214 137,696 14,650 22.0 124,245 385
1965-1966 322,491 NA 184,408 138,083 14,938 21.6 132,585 411
1966-1967 325,420 NA 183,253 140,224 15,107 21.5 144,995 446
1967-1968 329,478 NA 184,322 142,816 15,329 21.5 163,306 496
1968-1969 330,391 NA 193,023 137,368 17,069 19.4 159,383 482
1969-1970 332,072 NA 192,078 139,994 17,515 19.0 213,779 644
1970-1971 332,898 NA 190,128 142,770 17,256 19.3 237,230 713
1971-1972 333,261 754 175,634 153,365 18,434 18.1 258,026 776
1972-1973 374,789 870 194,642 173,459 18,046 20.8 278,435 843
1973-1974 324,527 366 162,768 157,076 18,256 17.8 296,470 914
1974-1975 319,615 1,017 158,578 156,518 18,442 17.3 357,241 1,118
1975-1976 316,581 1,096 158,183 157,302 18,718 16.9 336,836 1,064
1976-1977 312,048 1,139 155,122 155,787 17,976 17.4 423,812 1,358
1977-1978 306,206 1,110 152,834 152,262 18,065 17.0 435,000 1,421
1978-1979 297,796 1,106 150,347 146,343 18,169 16.4 521,379 1,751
1979-1980 287,570 426 147,149 139,995 17,590 16.3 539,999 1,878
1980-1981 280,921 934 147,312 132,675 17,110 16.4 582,054 2,072
1981-1982 273,776 966 144,857 127,953 16,776 16.3 643,160 2,349
1982-1983 269,380 1,062 143,363 124,955 16,626 16.2 690,393 2,563
1983-1984 267,534 1,278 141,860 124,396 16,656 16.1 738,252 2,759
1984-1985 266,166 1,262 141,321 123,583 17,609 15.1 788,360 2,962
1985-1986 266,298 1,286 142,973 122,039 17,670 15.1 884,326 3,321
1986-1987 267,139 1,487 145,483 120,169 17,747 15.1 936,038 3,504
1987-1988 268,100 1,478 147,689 118,933 17,713 15.1 905,755 3,378
1988-1989 269,382 1,509 150,835 117,038 17,997 15.0 970,153 3,601
1989-1990 270,389 1,722 152,848 115,819 18,368 14.7 1,077,938 3,987
1990-1991 273,530 1,848 155,024 116,658 18,718 14.6 1,297,643 4,735
1991-1992 278,972 2,539 156,406 120,027 18,949 14.7 1,381,290 4,941
1992-1993 281,879 2,832 155,287 123,760 19,248 14.6 1,291,641 4,582
1993-1994 284,459 3,255 153,977 127,227 19,465 14.6 1,359,145 4,778
1994-1995 280,933 NA 159,885 121,048 19,600 14.3 1,435,567 5,110
1995-1996 288,692 3,533 153,195 131,964 19,869 14.5 1,482,962 5,137
1996-1997 290,890 3,750 152,691 134,449 20,015 14.5 1,525,669 5,245
1997-1998 292,681 4,514 151,229 136,938 20,141 14.5 1,565,358 5,348
1998-1999 3 291,140 4,595 150,067 136,478 20,184 14.4 1,637,290 5,624
1999-2000 288,231 4,643 148,103 135,485 20,445 14.1 1,723,947 5,981
2000-2001 284,924 4,417 147,010 133,497 20,699 13.8 1,822,016 6,395
2001-2002 285,077 5,064 146,035 133,978 20,809 13.7 1,932,976 6,781
2002-2003 283,930 5,491 145,088 133,351 20,840 13.6 2,013,948 7,093
2003-2004 284,170 5,323 144,424 134,463 20,783 13.7 2,081,319 7,324
2004-2005 284,559 5,657 144,510 135,137 20,819 13.7 2,128,106 7,479
2005-2006 285,548 6,167 145,028 134,353 21,034 13.6 2,255,813 7,900
2006-2007 287,135 6,933 146,219 133,983 21,492 13.4 2,401,695 8,364
2007-2008 290,762 10,081 147,835 132,670 21,687 13.4 2,537,163 8,726
2008-2009 292,021 11,031 150,083 131,336 21,834 13.4 2,699,807 9,245
2009-2010 294,926 11,949 153,410 129,759 22,054 13.4 2,597,146 8,806
2010-2011 298,173 12,724 155,770 129,679 24,634 12.1 2,572,730 8,628
2011-2012 300,821 12,915 158,147 129,759 24,132 12.5 2,862,117 9,514
2012-2013 303,242 13,831 158,270 131,141 24,254 12.5 2,956,129 9,748
2013-2014 307,398 14,457 160,347 132,594 22,302 13.8 3,085,524 10,038
2014-2015 312,281 15,253 162,337 134,691 22,702 13.8 3,203,588 10,259
1 After 1980-81, Special Education students are counted with grade based on age; so totals greater than sum of sub-categories in earlier years.
2 After 1973-74, equals total "full time equivalency" of certified teachers and head teachers in all local public and state-operated schools.
3 1990-92 expense numbers and 1998-99 enrollment numbers from U.S. Department of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, annual.
NA - not available; not applicable.
Sources: Nebraska Department of Education, Statistics and Facts About Nebraska Schools 2014-15, annual; Annual Financial Report,
Statewide Totals, 2014/15, 2015
Last Updated: 01/12/16
by Nebraska Databook
Email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov