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PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2019-2020

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2019-2020

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics 2019-2020 provides information on the number of students currently enrolled in PreK-12 schools in the U.S., projected enrollment changes and data on key subgroups. The main source is the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, with additional information from other trusted sources.


  • Introduction & Methodology
  • Public School Enrollment on the Rise
    • Table Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2000-2028P
  • Enrollment Patterns Vary Across the States
    • Table Projected Percentage Change in Public Elementary & Secondary Enrollment, 2016 to 2028
  • Number of Schools and Districts
    • Table Profile of U.S. School Districts by Size, 2018
  • 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 2016
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students Enrolled in Charter Schools, Fall 2016
  • Homeschool Enrollment Trends
    • Table Homeschooling, 2003-2016
  • Virtual School Enrollment Grows at Slower Pace
    • Virtual Schools
      • Table Virtual Schools by Operator Status, 2017-2018
    • Blended Schools
      • Table Blended Schools by Operator Status, 2017-2018
  • Graduation Rates on the Rise
    • Table Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates for Public High School Students, 2016-2017
  • 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, 2014-2015 to 2016-2017
    • Table Top Ten Languages of English-Language Learners, 2016-2017
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by Grade, 2016-2017
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by State, 2016-2017
  • Special Needs Students Get Services
    • Table Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 2015-2016 to 2017-2018
  • State-Funded PreK Enrollment Up
    • Table Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2015-2016 to 2017-2018
    • Table Enrollment & Per-Child Spending in State-Funded Preschool, 2017-2018

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