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Table 33. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2007
State or jurisdiction Total Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Projected fall 2006 enrollment Projected fall 2007 enrollment
Fall 1990 Fall 1992 Fall 1993 Fall 1994 Fall 1995 Fall 1996 Fall 1997 Fall 1998 Fall 1999 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Total Prekinder-
garten to grade 81
Grades
9 to 122
Total Prekinder-
garten to grade 81
Grades
9 to 122
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
United States 41,216,683 42,823,312 43,464,916 44,111,482 44,840,481 45,611,046 46,126,897 46,538,585 46,857,149   47,203,539 47,671,877 48,183,086 48,540,215 48,794,911 34,178,401 14,616,510 49,113,474 34,204,839 14,908,635 49,370,000 49,610,000
Alabama 721,806 731,634 734,288 736,531 746,149 747,932 749,207 747,980 740,732   739,992 737,190 739,366 731,220 730,140 521,757 208,383 741,758 529,344 212,414 735,000 735,000
Alaska 113,903 122,487 125,948 127,057 127,618 129,919 132,123 135,373 134,391   133,356 134,358 134,364 133,933 132,970 91,981 40,989 133,288 91,225 42,063 132,000 131,000
Arizona 639,853 673,477 709,453 737,424 743,566 799,250 814,113 848,262 852,612   877,696 922,180 937,755 1,012,068 1,043,298 722,208 321,090 1,094,454 739,535 354,919 1,086,000 1,108,000
Arkansas 436,286 441,490 444,271 447,565 453,257 457,349 456,497 452,256 451,034   449,959 449,805 450,985 454,523 463,115 328,188 134,927 474,206 335,747 138,459 471,000 474,000
California 4,950,474 5,254,844 5,327,231 5,407,475 5,536,406 5,686,198 5,803,887 5,926,037 6,038,590   6,140,814 6,247,726 6,353,667 6,413,862 6,441,557 4,507,916 1,933,641 6,437,202 4,466,160 1,971,042 6,462,000 6,468,000
                                             
Colorado 574,213 612,635 625,062 640,521 656,279 673,438 687,167 699,135 708,109   724,508 742,145 751,862 757,693 765,976 540,695 225,281 779,826 549,875 229,951 783,000 792,000
Connecticut 469,123 488,476 496,298 506,824 517,935 527,129 535,164 544,698 553,993   562,179 570,228 570,023 577,203 577,390 404,169 173,221 575,059 399,705 175,354 575,000 572,000
Delaware 99,658 104,321 105,547 106,813 108,461 110,549 111,960 113,262 112,836   114,676 115,560 116,342 117,668 119,091 83,599 35,492 120,937 84,639 36,298 122,000 124,000
District of Columbia 80,694 80,937 80,678 80,450 79,802 78,648 77,111 71,889 77,194   68,925 75,392 76,166 78,057 76,714 57,111 19,603 76,876 55,637 21,239 76,000 74,000
Florida 1,861,592 1,981,407 2,040,763 2,111,188 2,176,222 2,242,212 2,294,077 2,337,633 2,381,396   2,434,821 2,500,478 2,539,929 2,587,628 2,639,336 1,857,798 781,538 2,675,024 1,873,395 801,629 2,719,000 2,754,000
                                             
Georgia 1,151,687 1,207,186 1,235,304 1,270,948 1,311,126 1,346,761 1,375,980 1,401,291 1,422,762   1,444,937 1,470,634 1,496,012 1,522,611 1,553,437 1,118,379 435,058 1,598,461 1,145,446 453,015 1,620,000 1,653,000
Hawaii 171,708 177,448 180,410 183,795 187,180 187,653 189,887 188,069 185,860   184,360 184,546 183,829 183,609 183,185 128,788 54,397 182,818 127,472 55,346 184,000 186,000
Idaho 220,840 231,668 236,774 240,448 243,097 245,252 244,403 244,722 245,136   245,117 246,521 248,604 252,120 256,084 178,221 77,863 261,982 182,829 79,153 266,000 271,000
Illinois 1,821,407 1,873,567 1,893,078 1,916,172 1,943,623 1,973,040 1,998,289 2,011,530 2,027,600   2,048,792 2,071,391 2,084,187 2,100,961 2,097,503 1,483,645 613,858 2,111,706 1,480,321 631,385 2,121,000 2,125,000
Indiana 954,525 960,630 965,633 969,022 977,263 982,876 986,836 989,001 988,702   989,267 996,133 1,003,875 1,011,130 1,021,348 720,006 301,342 1,035,074 724,467 310,607 1,038,000 1,041,000
                                             
Iowa 483,652 494,839 498,519 500,440 502,343 502,941 501,054 498,214 497,301   495,080 485,932 482,210 481,226 478,319 324,169 154,150 483,482 326,160 157,322 486,000 488,000
Kansas 437,034 451,536 457,614 460,838 463,008 466,293 468,687 472,353 472,188   470,610 470,205 470,957 470,490 469,136 321,259 147,877 467,285 320,431 146,854 469,000 469,000
Kentucky 636,401 655,041 655,265 657,642 659,821 656,089 669,322 655,687 648,180   665,850 654,363 660,782 663,885 674,796 485,801 188,995 679,878 487,435 192,443 685,000 688,000
Louisiana 784,757 797,985 800,560 797,933 797,366 793,296 776,813 768,734 756,579   743,089 731,328 730,464 727,709 724,281 533,751 190,530 654,526 482,082 172,444 723,000 723,000
Maine 215,149 216,453 216,995 212,601 213,569 213,593 212,579 211,051 209,253   207,037 205,586 204,337 202,084 198,820 136,275 62,545 195,498 133,491 62,007 194,000 192,000
                                             
Maryland 715,176 751,850 772,638 790,938 805,544 818,583 830,744 841,671 846,582   852,920 860,640 866,743 869,113 865,561 597,417 268,144 860,020 588,571 271,449 868,000 868,000
Massachusetts 834,314 859,948 877,726 893,727 915,007 933,898 949,006 962,317 971,425   975,150 973,139 982,989 980,459 975,574 682,175 293,399 971,909 675,398 296,511 969,000 965,000
Michigan 1,584,431 1,603,610 1,599,377 1,614,784 1,641,456 1,685,714 1,702,717 1,720,287 1,725,639   1,720,626 1,730,669 1,785,160 1,757,604 1,750,919 1,211,444 539,475 1,741,845 1,191,101 550,744 1,747,000 1,738,000
Minnesota 756,374 793,724 810,233 821,693 835,166 847,204 853,621 856,455 854,034   854,340 851,384 846,891 842,854 838,503 558,447 280,056 839,243 557,757 281,486 843,000 844,000
Mississippi 502,417 506,668 505,907 505,962 506,272 503,967 504,792 502,379 500,716   497,871 493,507 492,645 493,540 495,376 361,087 134,289 494,954 358,057 136,897 499,000 501,000
                                             
Missouri 816,558 859,357 866,378 878,541 889,881 900,517 910,613 913,494 914,110   912,744 909,792 906,499 905,941 905,449 628,667 276,782 917,705 635,142 282,563 911,000 913,000
Montana 152,974 160,011 163,009 164,341 165,547 164,627 162,335 159,988 157,556   154,875 151,947 149,995 148,356 146,705 98,673 48,032 145,416 97,770 47,646 145,000 144,000
Nebraska 274,081 282,414 285,097 287,100 289,744 291,967 292,681 291,140 288,261   286,199 285,095 285,402 285,542 285,761 194,816 90,945 286,646 195,055 91,591 289,000 291,000
Nevada 201,316 222,974 235,800 250,747 265,041 282,131 296,621 311,061 325,610   340,706 356,814 369,498 385,401 400,083 288,754 111,329 412,395 295,991 116,404 422,000 434,000
New Hampshire 172,785 181,247 185,360 189,319 194,171 198,308 201,629 204,713 206,783   208,461 206,847 207,671 207,417 206,852 140,243 66,609 205,767 138,586 67,181 205,000 203,000
                                             
New Jersey 1,089,646 1,130,560 1,151,307 1,174,206 1,197,381 1,227,832 1,250,276 1,268,996 1,289,256   1,313,405 1,341,656 1,367,438 1,380,753 1,393,347 975,988 417,359 1,395,602 970,725 424,877 1,404,000 1,411,000
New Mexico 301,881 315,668 322,292 327,248 329,640 332,632 331,673 328,753 324,495   320,306 320,260 320,234 323,066 326,102 227,900 98,202 326,758 229,552 97,206 325,000 325,000
New York 2,598,337 2,689,686 2,733,813 2,766,208 2,813,230 2,843,131 2,861,823 2,877,143 2,887,776   2,882,188 2,872,132 2,888,233 2,864,775 2,836,337 1,942,961 893,376 2,815,581 1,909,425 906,156 2,818,000 2,806,000
North Carolina 1,086,871 1,114,083 1,133,231 1,156,767 1,183,090 1,210,108 1,236,083 1,254,821 1,275,925   1,293,638 1,315,363 1,335,954 1,360,209 1,385,754 985,740 400,014 1,416,436 1,003,118 413,318 1,429,000 1,447,000
North Dakota 117,825 118,734 119,127 119,288 119,100 120,123 118,572 114,927 112,751   109,201 106,047 104,225 102,233 100,513 67,122 33,391 98,283 65,638 32,645 97,000 95,000
                                             
Ohio 1,771,089 1,795,199 1,807,319 1,814,290 1,836,015 1,844,698 1,847,114 1,842,163 1,836,554   1,835,049 1,830,985 1,838,285 1,845,428 1,840,032 1,267,088 572,944 1,839,683 1,261,331 578,352 1,836,000 1,832,000
Oklahoma 579,087 597,096 604,076 609,718 616,393 620,695 623,681 628,492 627,032   623,110 622,139 624,548 626,160 629,476 452,952 176,524 634,739 456,963 177,776 632,000 636,000
Oregon 472,394 510,122 516,611 521,945 527,914 537,854 541,346 542,809 545,033   546,231 551,480 554,071 551,273 552,322 376,811 175,511 552,194 379,688 172,506 552,000 552,000
Pennsylvania 1,667,834 1,717,613 1,744,082 1,764,946 1,787,533 1,804,256 1,815,151 1,816,414 1,816,716   1,814,311 1,821,627 1,816,747 1,821,146 1,828,089 1,234,828 593,261 1,830,684 1,227,625 603,059 1,820,000 1,812,000
Rhode Island 138,813 143,798 145,676 147,487 149,799 151,324 153,321 154,785 156,454   157,347 158,046 159,205 159,375 156,498 107,040 49,458 153,422 103,870 49,552 154,000 152,000
                                             
South Carolina 622,112 640,464 643,696 648,725 645,586 652,816 659,273 664,600 666,780   677,411 676,198 694,389 699,198 703,736 504,264 199,472 701,544 498,030 203,514 713,000 714,000
South Dakota 129,164 134,573 142,825 143,482 144,685 143,331 142,443 132,495 131,037   128,603 127,542 130,048 125,537 122,798 83,891 38,907 122,012 83,530 38,482 121,000 120,000
Tennessee 824,595 855,231 866,557 881,425 893,770 904,818 893,044 905,454 916,202   909,161 924,899 927,608 936,681 941,091 670,880 270,211 953,928 676,576 277,352 958,000 965,000
Texas 3,382,887 3,541,769 3,608,262 3,677,171 3,748,167 3,828,975 3,891,877 3,945,367 3,991,783   4,059,619 4,163,447 4,259,823 4,331,751 4,405,215 3,184,235 1,220,980 4,525,394 3,268,339 1,257,055 4,566,000 4,659,000
Utah 446,652 463,870 471,365 474,675 477,121 481,812 482,957 481,176 480,255   481,485 484,677 489,262 495,981 503,607 355,445 148,162 508,430 357,644 150,786 542,000 559,000
                                             
Vermont 95,762 98,558 102,755 104,533 105,565 106,341 105,984 105,120 104,559   102,049 101,179 99,978 99,103 98,352 65,935 32,417 96,638 64,662 31,976 96,000 94,000
Virginia 998,601 1,031,925 1,045,471 1,060,809 1,079,854 1,096,093 1,110,815 1,124,022 1,133,994   1,144,915 1,163,091 1,177,229 1,192,092 1,204,739 839,687 365,052 1,214,472 841,435 373,037 1,229,000 1,238,000
Washington 839,709 896,475 915,952 938,314 956,572 974,504 991,235 998,053 1,003,714   1,004,770 1,009,200 1,014,798 1,021,349 1,020,005 695,405 324,600 1,031,985 699,482 332,503 1,015,000 1,012,000
West Virginia 322,389 318,296 314,383 310,511 307,112 304,052 301,419 297,530 291,811   286,367 282,885 282,455 281,215 280,129 197,555 82,574 280,866 197,189 83,677 281,000 281,000
Wisconsin 797,621 829,415 844,001 860,581 870,175 879,259 881,780 879,542 877,753   879,476 879,361 881,231 880,031 864,757 577,950 286,807 875,174 583,998 291,176 852,000 846,000
Wyoming 98,226 100,313 100,899 100,314 99,859 99,058 97,115 95,241 92,105   89,940 88,128 88,116 87,462 84,733 57,285 27,448 84,409 57,195 27,214 84,000 84,000
Bureau of Indian Education 50,125 49,076   46,938 46,476 46,126 45,828 45,828 33,671 12,157 50,938 36,133 14,805
                                             
DoD, overseas 80,715 78,254 78,170 108,035 3  73,581 73,212 72,889 71,053 68,327 53,720 14,607 62,543 48,691 13,852
DoD, domestic   34,058 32,847 32,115 30,603 29,151 26,195 2,956 28,329 25,558 2,771
                                             
Other jurisdictions                                            
American Samoa 12,463 13,994 14,484 14,445 14,576 14,766 15,214 15,372 15,477   15,702 15,897 15,984 15,893 16,126 11,873 4,253 16,399 11,996 4,403
Guam 26,391 30,077 30,920 32,185 32,960 33,393 32,444 32,222 32,951   32,473 31,992 31,572 30,605 21,686 8,919 30,986 21,946 9,040
Northern Marianas 6,449 8,086 8,188 8,429 8,809 9,041 9,246 9,498 9,732   10,004 10,479 11,251 11,244 11,601 8,416 3,185 11,718 8,427 3,291
Puerto Rico 644,734 637,034 631,460 621,121 627,620 618,861 617,157 613,862 613,019   612,725 604,177 596,502 584,916 575,648 408,607 167,041 563,490 399,384 164,106
Virgin Islands 21,750 22,887 22,752 23,126 22,737 22,385 22,136 20,976 20,866   19,459 18,780 18,333 17,716 16,429 11,650 4,779 16,750 11,728 5,022
— Not available.
1 Includes elementary unclassified.
2 Includes secondary unclassified.
3 Includes both overseas and domestic schools.
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Non­fiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1990-91 through 2005-06, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2016. (This table was prepared August 2007.)
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