PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2023-2024

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PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2023-2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the education system, including declines in PreK-12 enrollments and has led to shifts in where and how families choose to educate their children, with some opting for religious or private schools, homeschooling, virtual schools, public charter schools, and other alternatives. Rely on Simba Information’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2023-2024 to build your strategy in serving the PreK-12 market for 2022 and forward.

Simba Information’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2023-2024 details the trends impacting enrollment in traditional PreK-12 schools and the move to religious or other private schools, home schooling, virtual schools, public charter schools, and other long-term learning alternatives. 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 2023-2024 market research report covers the following major categories:

  • Enrollment Rates
  • Public Schools
  • Population Trends
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Homeschooling
  • Virtual Schools
  • Graduation Rates
  • Students in Poverty
  • ELL Population
  • Special Services
  • PreK Program Growth
  • Student Migration
  • Post-Pandemic Connectivity
PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2023-2024 contains detailed and granular data and analysis on key trends and developments including:
  • Post-pandemic enrollment trends and impacts
  • State Public School enrollment
  • Trends impacting the general population
  • Digital learning, home schooling and virtual schools
  • Private school enrollment trends
  • Graduation rates decline and dual enrollment growth
  • Poverty, homelessness, and student migration trends
  • Rise in ELL population
  • Special Education enrollment decline
  • PreK Program growth
Key trends discussed include:
  • Long-term enrollment trends
  • Growth in public school alternatives enrollment
  • Population trends impacting school enrollment
Publishers and investment professionals can trust Simba Information's PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 and Methodology
    • Methodology
  • Post-Lockdown Enrollments Lag
    • Pandemic-Led Impacts
    • Longer-Term Trends
    • Permanent Impacts
  • The Public School Landscape
    • Table Enrollment in Public K-12 Schools by Level, Fall 2019 to Fall 2023 (in thousands)
    • Enrollment Trends Vary by State
      • Table Change in Public School Enrollments by State, 2021-2022 versus 2020-2021 School Years
    • Preliminary 2022-2023 State Estimates
    • Variations by District
    • Impacts Vary by Race and Ethnicity
      • Table Enrollment in Public Schools by Level and Race/Ethnicity, Fall 2021 (in thousands)
  • General Population Trends
    • Birth Rates
      • Table Change in Number of Births by Race/Ethnicity, 2021
    • Youth Population
      • Table Resident US Population Under 18 Years and Percentage of Population
    • Population Trends by State
      • Table Change in Population by State, 2020-2022
  • Number of Public Schools
    • Table Number of Public K-12 Schools by Type and Charter, Magnet, and Virtual Status, 2018-19 through 2019-20
  • Alternatives to Public Schools
    • School Choice
  • Private Schools See Pandemic Coattails
    • Catholic Schools Stay Strong
      • Table Catholic School Enrollment and Number of Schools, 2022-2023
      • Table Catholic School Enrollment Trends, Fall 2018 to Fall 2022
  • Charter Schools
    • Table Public K-12 Charter Schools and Enrollment: 2018-19 through 2019-20
    • Table Number of Charter Students and Schools, 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021
    • Table States with the Largest Charter School Enrollment as a Share of Total School Enrollments, 2020-2021
  • Home Schooling
    • Table Number of Students Home-Educated, 2019-2022
  • Virtual Schooling
    • Table Number of US Virtual Schools, Enrollment, and Share of Enrollment, 2019-2020
  • Graduation Rates and Dual Enrollment
    • Table Public High School Graduates, by Region, 2019-2020 through 2022-2023 (P)
    • Dual Enrollment
  • Poverty and Homelessness
    • Table Percentage Distribution of Enrollment in Public Schools, by Family Poverty Rate of 5- to 17-Year-Olds Living in the District, 2019-2020
    • Homelessness and Education
      • Table Homeless Students (Undergrad, 3- to 5-year-olds, and K-12), 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Homeless Students Enrolled, by Select Age Levels, 2017-2018 to 2019-2020
  • Continued Rise of the English Learner Population
    • Table Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2000-2001 to 2019-2020
    • Table English-learner Students Enrolled in Public K-12 Schools by Grade, Fall 2019
    • Table English-learner Students Enrolled in Public K-12 Schools by Home Language, Fall 2019
    • Table English-learner Students Enrolled in Public K-12 Schools by Race/Ethnicity and Disability, Fall 2019
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students Who Are English Learners by State, 2019-2020
  • Special Education Enrollments Decline Slightly
    • Table Children Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, by Type of Disability, 2020-2021 (in thousands)
  • Universal PreK Programs Continue To Grow
    • Table Percentage of 3- to 5-Year-Old Children Enrolled in School, by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, 2019-2020 versus 2020-2021 School Years
    • Table Availability of Public PreK Programs by State, February 2023
  • Students on the Move
    • Table Foreign-Born Immigration and Student Immigration, 2013-2022 (in thousands)
    • Table Annual Population Change, July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022
    • Exchange Programs
      • Table Top States for K-12 Schools Certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program by State, 2021
    • Undocumented Students
      • Table Estimated Population of K-12 Undocumented Students by State, 2021
  • Even Post-Pandemic, Room for Improvement in Connectivity
    • Table Progress Toward FCC School Connectivity Goals, 2015-2022
    • Table Percentage of Districts Meeting FCC-Recommended Bandwidth of 1 Mbps Per Student by State, 2021-2022
  • Conclusion

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