PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2024-2025

PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2024-2025

Simba Information’s latest PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2024-2025 report found PreK-12 enrollment has stabilized but is still down approximately 1.2 million from pre-pandemic levels (from 50.7 million in Fall 2019 to 49.6 in Fall 2022. The report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and future projections in the PreK-12 education sector in the United States. The current trends identified in the report include:
  • Homeschooling has become the fastest growing area in K-12 education with enrollment increasing 51% from 2.5 million in 2019 to 4.3 million in 2022.
  • Alternative schools, which cater to students with unique educational needs, have seen a significant increase, especially in the last year, jumping from 5,312 in 2021-22 to 5,810 in 2022-23.
  • As of fall 2022, an estimated 1.4 million students across the country were enrolled in dual enrollment courses outnumbering the 1.1 million students that were enrolled in Advanced Placement courses.
The PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2024-2025 report details a wide range of other issues, trends, and forces impacting the market. These include long-term enrollment and demographic trends, graduation rates, enrollment projections through 2028, growth in home schooling, virtual schooling, poverty and homelessness, ELL students, student migration, special education services, Pre-K programs, and school connectivity. Simba provides national, state, and district enrollment and demographic data.

Simba’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2024-2025 report is a comprehensive resource that captures the complexities and nuances of the current educational landscape. It offers a foresight into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the PreK-12 education sector, emphasizing the need for responsive, flexible, and innovative approaches in catering to an increasingly diverse and dynamic student population. This study is an indispensable tool for anyone engaged in shaping the future of education in the United States.

The report provides an analysis of various enrollment and demographic studies and data sets. Simba’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2024-2025 report provides information on enrollment projections through 2028; graduation rates, dual enrollment program rates, broader population trends such as birth rates; youth population and population state; school choice, micro schooling, universal PreK programs, connectivity trends, English language learners and immigrations, data on homeless students and more. Simba tapped other third-party resources, and their contributions are cited throughout the report. Among those sources are: Associated Press and Stanford University’s Big Local News project, Bellwether Education Partners, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Education Statistics, Connected Nation, COVID Collaborative, Education Commission of the States,, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Catholic Education Association, National Center for Health Statistics, National Home Education Research Institute, and state/district enrollment projection reports.

Simba Information’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2024-2025 covers the following major categories outlining and impacting the market:
  • Prek-12 Enrollment
  • Prek-12 Demographics
  • State Data
  • District Data
  • Prek-12 Enrollment Projections Through 2028
  • Graduation Rates
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Broader Population Trends
  • Youth Population
  • School Choice
  • Catholic Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Micro schooling
  • Universal PreK Programs
  • Connectivity Trends
  • English Language Learners and Immigrations
  • Homeless Students
PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2024-2025 contains detailed and granular data and analysis on key trends and developments with a special focus on:
  • PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics
  • Growth in Alternative Schools
  • State Enrollment Data
  • District Enrollment Data
  • Alternative Schools
  • Connectivity
  • Enrollment Projections
Publishers and investment professionals can trust Simba’s PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics 2024-2025 to provide the inside intelligence needed to evaluate and understand the growth potential and trends impacting the education market.

This report is an essential tool for publishing executives, educational technology executives, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the larger impact of US PreK-12 enrollment and demographics trends.

About Simba Information

Simba Information is widely recognized as the authoritative source for market intelligence in the education, media, and publishing industries. The company’s extensive information network delivers thoughtful, independent perspectives on the people, events and alliances shaping the industries. In addition, Simba Information assists clients and the press with analysis of educational, publishing and media industry trends.

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Methodology
    • Methodology
  • Enrollment Trends
    • PreK-12 Enrollment Stabilizes
    • Long-term Trends
    • Permanent Impacts
    • Graduation Rates
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Enrollment Projections 2022-2028
  • The Public School Landscape
    • Table Enrollment in Public K-12 Schools by Level, Fall 2019 - Fall 2024, (millions)
    • Trends Vary by State
      • Table Change in Public School Enrollments by State, Fall 2019 - 2024, (thousands)
      • Table PreK-12 Enrollment by Region, Fall 2019 - Fall 2023
    • Preliminary 2023-2024 State Estimates
    • Variations by Districts
      • Table PreK-12 Enrollment in Key Districts, by Academic Year
    • Impacts Vary by Race and Ethnicity
      • Table Enrollment in Public Schools by Level and Race/Ethnicity, 2022-2023 (thousands)
  • General Population Trends
    • Birth Rates
      • Table Change in Number of Births by Race/Ethnicity, 2020-2022
    • Youth Populations
      • Table Resident US Population Under 18 Years, 2020-2022
    • Population Trends by State
      • Table Total Cumulative Population Change Estimates by Region and State, April 2020-July 1, 2023
      • 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
    • Catholic Schools
      • Table Catholic School Enrollment, 2019-2024
    • Charter Schools
      • Table Number of Charter Students and Schools, 2018-2019 through 2021-2022
    • Home Schooling
    • Virtual Schooling and Microschooling
  • Student Groups and Programs
    • Poverty and Homelessness
      • Table Number of Enrolled Homeless Students, by Race, 2021-2022
    • Continued Rise of English Learner Population
    • Students on the Move
      • Table Number of English Learners and Recent Immigration Students, 2014-2021
      • Table Top Ten Home Languages of Recent Immigrant Children Language Percent
    • International Students
  • Special Education Services
  • PreK-12 Trends/Areas of Growth
    • Universal PreK Programs Continue to Grow
    • Connectivity Improvements Continue
  • Conclusion

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