The School Finance Indicators Database (SFID) is a public collection of data and research on U.S. K-12 school finance compiled by researchers from the Albert Shanker Institute and Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. The SFID team publishes two primary databases—one for states and one for over 12,000 individual school districts—along with accompanying reports and resources using and presenting these data.
All SFID products are freely available to download, and are designed for use not only by researchers, but also by parents, policymakers, journalists, educators, and the general public.
Our annual research report—currently in its fourth edition—presents a national summary of state K-12 finance systems in the United States.
One-page summaries of the K-12 school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. (updated annually).
Customizable online visualizations of key measures from our datasets for your state or district.
Download our full state and district datasets in Excel or Stata format, including user-friendly guides.
NEW RELEASE: FOURTH EDITION OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATE DATASET
Latest Annual Report
The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems (fourth edition)
The fourth edition of our annual report presenting findings on effort, adequacy, and progressivity in state school finance systems. Published December 2021. Read the report.
Latest Research Briefs
RESEARCH BRIEF: One-Page State School Finance Profiles
Profiles presenting the latest data on the K-12 finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. Published December 2021. Download your state’s profile.