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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.

FEATURED RESOURCES

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

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 state profiles

One-page summaries of the K-12 school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. (updated annually).


Data visualizations

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


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.


Latest News

NEW RELEASE: SECOND EDITION OF DISTRICT COST DATABASE

February 2022: Evaluate K-12 funding adequacy for 12,000 districts between 2009-19. Download the full dataset or see results for your district with the DCD data visualization tool.

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

Ensuring Adequate Education Funding For All: A New Federal Foundation Aid Formula

A proposal for and simulation of a new “foundation aid formula” approach to federal K-12 education funding. Published September 2022. Read the report.