PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2022-2023

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PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023

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After one and a half years of disruptive learning caused by the pandemic, nearly 100% of PreK-12 students returned to school full time by the third quarter of 2021. During the 2020-2021 school year, there were 18,254 public school districts and 98,609 public schools, with enrollment trending up from 47.2 million in 2020 to 50.6 million in 2021, driven by increasing birth rates, immigration and expanding access to prekindergarten. Rely on Simba Information’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 to build your strategy in serving the PreK-12 market for 2022 and forward.

PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 examines data, trends, and outlook for students enrolled in public and private schools in the US. The data and findings are based on Simba’s internal research and analysis of official data drawn from governmental agencies, associations and other authoritative and timely sources.

The PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 market research report covers the following major categories:
  • Enrollment Rates
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Homeschooling
  • Graduation Rates
  • Students in Poverty
  • ELL Population
  • Special Services
  • Connected Students
  • Digital Learning
PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 contains detailed and granular data and analysis on key trends and developments in these areas including:
  • Digital learning, home schooling and virtual schools
  • Decline in Catholic schools
  • Private school enrollment trends
  • Higher disenrollment in preschool and kindergarten
  • Widening learning gaps for students with limited online access
  • Increasing graduation rates
Key trends discussed include:
  • The rise in digital learning
  • The push for uninterrupted internet connections
  • Increased support for school choice
Publishers and investment professionals can trust Simba Information's PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 to provide the inside intelligence needed to evaluate the changes and student needs effecting public, private and home-based K-12 schooling.

PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2022-2023 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the current drivers of how many students are enrolling in PreK-12 schools, the current challenges in learning, forecasts for future enrollment and other major drivers impacting enrollment, graduation and learning.

Simba has the knowledge base and perspective gained from more than 20 years’ covering this market and the rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy that affect it.

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction & Methodology
    • Methodology
  • Back to School: Is the Enrollment Rate Recovering?
    • COVID-Associated Disenrollment Reversed
    • Disenrollment is Higher in Preschool and Kindergarten
      • Table Enrollment Rate by Grade, 2020-2021
    • California Continues to Illustrate Pandemic Trends
    • Where Students Went and Departure Impact
    • Fiscal Consequences of Disenrollment
  • Public Schools: Numbers & Students
    • Public School Enrollment Growth Slows
      • Table Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2000-2030P (in millions)
      • Table Enrollment Trends in Elementary, Secondary, and Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions, 2000-2019 (in millions)
    • Varying Enrollment Patterns Across the States
      • Table Projected Percentage Change in Public Elementary & Secondary Enrollment, 2020 to 2030
    • Birth Rates to Impact Future Enrollment
  • Private School Enrollment: Decline in Catholic Schools’ Enrollment
    • Private Schools in Demand Despite High Cost—an Opportunity
    • Catholic School Enrollment Witnesses an Increasing Trend
      • Table Percent Change in Catholic School Enrollment, 2016-2021
    • Support for School Choice Continues to Grow
  • Increasing Interest in Charter Schools
    • Table Charter School Trends, 2000-2020
    • Table Charter Schools by State, 2019-2020
    • Characteristics of Charter Schools
  • Pandemic-Led Homeschooling Surge Continues
    • Table Homeschooling Trends, 2003-2019
    • Virtual Schools’ Future Still Bright
  • Graduation Rates Inch Up
    • Table Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates for Public High School Students, 2018-2019
    • Dual Enrollment Offers Opportunities
  • The Decline for Students in Poverty
    • Table Title 1 Schools by State, 2020-2021
    • Enrollment Trend for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  • ELL Population Continues to Grow
    • Table Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2000-2001 to 2019-2020
    • Table Percentage of Public-School Students Who Are ELL by State, 2019-2020
  • Services Support Special Needs Students
    • Table Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 2017-2018 to 2020-2021
  • PreK Progress on a Downward Trend
    • Table Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2017-2018 to 2020-2021
    • Table Enrollment & Per-Child Spending in State-Funded Preschool, 2020-2021
    • Pandemic Impacts PreK
      • Table Pandemic impact on Enrollment, Pre-Pandemic to Fall of 2021
    • Expat Influence on Enrollment, Diversity in School
      • Table Leading Countries of Origin Ranking by Number of Immigrant Students, Fall of 2020
  • More Connected Students; Needs to Expand
    • Table 3-18-Year-Old Children with Home Internet Access, 2016-2019
  • Conclusion

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