Elementary and Secondary General Information System (ELSEGIS): Survey of School District Finances, 1979-1980

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Elementary & Secondary Education General Information Survey (ELSEGIS) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
administrative costs; debt; education expenditures; educational administration; educational system; elementary schools; federal aid; financial assets; financial management; high schools; investments; junior high schools; middle schools; public schools; school attendance; school districts; school enrollments; students; tax revenues; teachers
  • Abstract

    This collection presents detailed financial data on school system finances at the school district level, including: (1) receipt by type and source, including distribution of federal funds by program, (2) expenditures by category, including current expenditures and capital outlay, (3) debt service, (4) cash and investment assets, and (5) attendance and membership data.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979 / 1980
    Time period: 1979--1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All public elementary and secondary education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia during 1979-1980.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2254 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Sonnenberg, William C.. Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980-2003. Education Statistics Quarterly.6, (3), 65-68.2004.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15