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REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$719bn
Annual Growth
12-17
2.6%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
6,321,715
Business
101,262

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As state budget deficits narrow, state education funding is projected to steadily recover
  • The Department of Education has championed the Common Core Standards
  • State budgetary shortfalls will not dissipate fully until the latter half of the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Given operators' reliance on government funding, institutions in the Public Schools industry were unable to avoid state government budgetary problems that persisted during the sluggish economic recovery in the beginning of the five years to 2017. Federal funds helped soften this blow, but were unable to completely cover school budgets. Budget deficits, however, are expected to narrow over the next five years, resulting in renewed funding for public schools. Revenue is anticipated to increase over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, the Public Schools industry will likely experience a large degree of change under the Trump administration...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Public schools have a low level of capital intensity. Educational services are highly labor-intensive, as every classroom requires a teacher. Public schools also rely heavily on administrative, janitorial and food-service staff to provide noneducational services to students. While labor costs are high, capital expenditures on buildings, computers and other facilities are considerable as well. Budget cuts forced schools to limit major infrastructure projects, but overall capital intensity has maintained a steady level over the current period. In 2017, for every dollar spent on labor, an estimated $0.12 is spent on capital investments.

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    Additional Insights for the Public Schools Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Public Schools Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to take advantage of government funding
  • Maintaining a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government funding for primary and secondary education and Number of K-12 students in the Public Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Public Schools Industry?

    The Public Schools industry includes elementary and secondary schools supported by government funds to provide free education for a community or district’s children from kindergarten through grade 12. Public schools all operate on a nonprofit basis.

    Industry Products
    Regular education elementary schools
    Regular education high schools
    Nontraditional education
    Charter schools
    Magnet schools
    Industry Activities
    Teaching basic literacy and numeracy
    Establishing foundations in science, mathematics, geography, history and other social sciences
    Providing access to extracurricular activities
    Completing standardized testing to meet regulatory and funding requirements
    Administering government and private funding efforts

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government funding for primary and secondary education
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • State and local funding issues
  • New standardization efforts
  • Enrollment outpaces growth of school districts
  • Charter schools on the rise
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Charter and private schools set to grow
  • Merging districts and growing enrollment
  • Table: Public Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Public Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Janitorial Services
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Public School Bus Services
  • Tutoring & Driving Schools

  • Products & Services
  • Regular education elementary schools
  • Regular education high schools
  • Nontraditional education
  • Charter schools
  • Magnet schools
  • Chart: Public Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demographics
  • Other demand drivers

  • Major Markets
  • Elementary school students
  • High school students
  • Middle school students
  • Gifted students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Public Schools Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesDepreciationPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Public Schools

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Public Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Public Schools Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Public Schools Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of K-12 Students (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Charter School
  • An independent public school designed by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs and others that want to provide quality education tailored to students' needs.
  • Magnet School
  • A school that focuses on a particular discipline, such as science, mathematics, the arts or computer science, and designed to recruit students from other parts of the school district.
  • No Child Left Behind (Nclb)
  • Legislation signed into law by President Bush in 2002 that sets performance guidelines for all students and stipulates what must be included in accountability reports to parents.
  • School District
  • Local governments with powers similar to that of a town or a county, including taxation and eminent domain.
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