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, University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, and the 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.
The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems
Our annual research report—currently in its fifth edition—presents a national summary of state K-12 finance systems in the United States.
One-page state profiles
One-page summaries of the K-12 school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C., which accompany the annual report.
Customizable online visualizations of key measures from our datasets for your state or district.
Download full datasets
Download our full state and district datasets in Excel or Stata format, including user-friendly guides.
- Check out our short guide on how to access and use SFID data and resources
- Read supplemental research briefs and reports by our team using SFID data
- Browse external publications using our data/measures and related reading
- Contact us with questions and comments about our products
The School Finance Indicators Database is compiled and published by researchers at the Albert Shanker Institute, the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, and the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.
NEW RELEASE OF DISTRICT COST DATABASE AND DATAVIZ TOOL
April 2023: You can download the full DCD dataset with adequacy estimates for over 12,000 districts between 2009-2020 or look up individual districts with our data visualization tool.
Latest Annual Report
The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems (fifth edition)
The fifth edition of our annual report presenting findings on effort, statewide adequacy, and equal opportunity in state school finance systems. Published December 2022.
Latest Research Briefs
The Source Code: Revenue Composition and the Adequacy, Equity, and Stability of K-12 School Spending
An analysis of the relationship between revenue composition and the adequacy, equity, and stability of K-12 funding. Published April 2023. Read the report.