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Elementary and Secondary Schools

SIC 8211 | NAICS 611110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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

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

Digest of Education Statistics

Statistical tables provide detailed information on elementary and secondary education, with topics covered by this publication including student enrollment and participation, school choice, parental involvement, personnel, teacher characteristics and salaries, student-teacher ratios, class sizes, computers and technology, academic achievement by subject categories, and student activities.

Public / Private Schools K-12

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Rankings & Estimates

Part I of this report—Rankings—provides state-level data on topics relevant to public education such as enrollment and attendance, staffing, financial resources, governmental revenue and expenditures, and school revenue and expenditures, and Part II - Estimates provides projections for public school enrollment, employment, compensation, and finances provided by state departments of education.

U.S. Department of Education
Non-Public Education Statistics

Non-public education section provides summary information and references to more detailed data on private schools and home schooling, with detailed data available on private schools by type of school (e.g., Catholic, other religious, and nonsectarian), instructional level, program emphasis, school size based on number of students, geographic region, and locale (e.g., city, suburban, town, and rural).

Information resources available from this organization include:

Facts At A Glance
Annual report provides summary statistical data for independent schools by NAIS membership status and national, state, regional, and local association affiliation, with data provided in the report including number of facilities, enrollment, admissions, financial aid, annual tuition by grade level and boarding arrangement, staff composition and salaries, income and expenses, and annual and capital giving.

Annual publication examines trends likely to affect independent schools over the next few years and includes references to the latest research resources for each topic, with topics covered in individual chapters including economic outlook, demographic trends, market outlook, enrollment, financial aid, tuition and budgets, philanthropy, equity and justice issues, human resources, and student wellness.

Annual Report on Catholic Schools

Annual report provides national data on Catholic schools for grades K-12, with topics covered in the report including student enrollment by grade level and region, average tuition and per student costs, student demographics, professional staff, faculty demographics, student-teacher ratios, distribution and location of facilities, school governance, and participation in government-sponsored programs.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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Public / Private Schools K-12

Financial information section of each profile provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios for public and private schools that provide standard classroom education programs for students in grades K-12 and may also offer pre-school and after-school programs, alternative, vocational, and special education programs, and specialized instruction in subjects such as art, music, and science.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Digest of Education Statistics: Chapter 2 - Teacher Salaries
Digest statistical tables provide average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools by gender, age, race/ethnicity, years of full-time teaching experience, highest degree earned (e.g., bachelor's degree, master's degree, education specialist, and doctor's degree), instructional level (e.g., primary, secondary), state, and locale (e.g., city, suburban, town, and rural).

Digest of Education Statistics: Chapter 2 - Principals
Digest statistical tables provide information on highest degree earned (e.g., baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, and doctoral), average years of experience, and average salaries for principals in public and private elementary and secondary schools by gender, age, race/ethnicity, instructional level (e.g., elementary, secondary, and combined), and locale (e.g., city, suburban, town, and rural).

Facts At A Glance: Salaries

Annual report provides summary statistical data for independent schools by NAIS membership status and national, state, regional, and local association affiliation, with job positions covered in the salaries section including administrative (e.g., president, head, dean, and director), staff (e.g., clerical, kitchen, maintenance, technology, and security), and teaching personnel (e.g., teacher, assistant, and aide).

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