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PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics 2018-2019

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2018-2019

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics 2018-2019 provides information on how many students are currently enrolled in PreK-12 schools in the U.S. and about enrollment trends over time for the total population of students and selected subgroups. The main source of the compiled data is the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, with additional information for other trusted sources.


  • Introduction & Methodology
  • Number of Schools and Districts
    • Table Profile of U.S. School Districts by Size, 2018
  • Public School Enrollment on the Rise
    • Table Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2000-2027P
  • Enrollment Patterns Vary Across the States
    • Table Projected Percentage Change in Public School Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Fall 2015 to Fall 2027
  • Private Enrollment About 10% of Total
    • Table Trends in Private School Enrollment, 1999 to 2015
  • More Charter Schools, More Charter Enrollment
    • Table Charter School Growth, 2005 to 2015
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students Enrolled in Charter Schools, Fall 2015
  • Homeschool Enrollment Trends
    • Table Sources of Homeschool Curriculum
    • Table Homeschooling, 2003-2016
  • More Virtual Schools, Some Blended Schools
    • Table Virtual Schools by Operator Status, 2016-2017
    • Blended Schools
      • Table Blended Schools by Operator Status, 2016-2017
  • Graduation Rates on the Rise
    • Table Percentage of First-Time Ninth-Grade Students in Public High Schools Who Graduate with a Regular Diploma within Four Years, 2013-2014
  • Students in Poverty are Target for Vendors
    • Table Percentage of Children under Age 18 in Families Living in Poverty, 2016
  • Serving English-Language Learners
    • Table Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2013-2014 to 2015-2016
    • Table Top Ten Languages of ELL Students, 2015-2016
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by Grade, 2015-2016
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by State, 2015-2016
  • Special Needs Students Get Services
    • Table Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 1990-1991 to 2014-2015
  • State-Funded PreK Enrollment Up
    • Table Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2013-2014 to 2015-2016
    • Table Enrollment in State-Funded Preschool, 2016-2017

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