NCEF - Data & Statistics
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The School Construction Data section includes current, forecast, and historical data about U.S. school construction. The School Building Statistics section provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about school facilities.

School Building Statistics

How many students, teachers, and staff are there in U.S. schools and higher education institutions?
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What is the average age of U.S. schools?
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How many schools are there in the U.S.?
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How many rural, suburban and urban schools are in the United States?
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How many portable K-12 classrooms are in use in the United States?
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What was the average size of new schools buildings in 2008 and 2010?
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What is the definition of a large school?
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What is the definition of a small school?
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What is the recommended size for a school site?
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What is the percentage costs typically allocated for a new school project?
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What was the total dollar amount of K-12 school construction in the United States in 2011?
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What was the capital outlay for public school systems in the United States for 2008-2009?
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How much does the U.S. spend per student for capital outlay and maintenance and operations of K-12 schools?
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What was the average construction cost for elementary, middle, and high schools in 2010?
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What is the average energy cost in school facilities per student?
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How many custodians, maintenance and grounds workers do school districts employ?
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How many square feet or acres can a custodial/maintenance/grounds worker maintain?
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Notice

Due to lack of funding, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities is currently available only as an archived site. As of September 1, 2012 no new content will be added or updates made. We regret the need to take such steps, but should funding become available, we look forward to reinvigorating NCEF and providing this valuable resource to the educational facilities community.

If you have questions or are an organization or company wishing to support the continued operation of this industry recognized resource please contact Institute President Henry Green (hgreen@nibs.org, 202-289-7800).