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Elementary and Secondary Schools

SIC 8211 | NAICS 611110

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Public Schools  (view report)
Private Schools  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Center for Educational Statistics
Surveys and Programs - Elementary/Secondary
Statistical information on postsecondary education and institutions. Available free online.

National Education Association
Rankings & Estimates
Part I of this report—Rankings—provides state-level data on a range of topics relevant to public education. Part II—Estimates—provides projections for public education enrollment, employment, compensation, and finances as reported by state departments of education. Publication is accessible free online.

First Research

Public Schools K-12
Private Schools K-12
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Editorial Projects in Education Inc.
State Information
Select "Research Center - State Info"
Data on each state and the District of Columbia, including key indicators on classroom size, funding, test scores, and more. Available free online.

U.S. Department of Education - Office of Non-Public Education
Information resources available from this organization include:

Statistics About Non-Public Education in the United States
Various sources of statistical information on private elementary and secondary schools. Available free online.

Publications Related To Non-Public Education in the United States
Various publications covering status, trends, and outlook for private elementary and secondary schools. Available free online.

National Association of Independent Schools
Information resources available from this organization include:

Facts At A Glance  Select "Resources & Statistics - Statistical Resources"
Tables highlight independent school information including enrollment, tuition, salaries, and demographics. Available free online.

Research  Select "Resources & Statistics - Statistical Resources"
NAIS research documents, including StatsOnline Data Analysis reports, U.S. government document analyses, and other specialty reports of interest to independent schools. Available free online.

National Catholic Education Association
Annual Report on Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools
This annual report presents national data on Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Enrollment patterns, regional geographic trends, types and locations of schools, student and staffing demographic characteristics and student participation in selected education programs are reported. Where data permit, the exhibits compare information across the last decade as well as the past five years. Available free online.

Editorial Projects in Education Inc.
Issues A to Z
Select "Research Center - Issues A-Z"
Background essays on important education issues in America today. Each page includes links to research citations, to definitions of related education terms, relevant stories, pertinent reports, Web sites, and organizations. Available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Elementary and Secondary Schools  Search for "611110"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Compensation Surveys

American Federation of Teachers
Survey & Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends
Annual survey includes state-by-state teacher salary information. Available free online.

Editorial Projects in Education Inc.
Salary Surveys
Select "Research Center - Salary Surveys"
Annual salary survey data for for public schools. Summary data available free online.

JobStar.Org Profession-Specific Salary Surveys
Compensation surveys covering industry personnel. All data is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources