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Table 36. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2010
State or jurisdiction Total Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Percent change in total enrollment, 2003 to 2008 Projected fall 2009 enrollment Projected fall 2010 enrollment
Fall 1990 Fall 1995 Fall 1997 Fall 1998 Fall 1999 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 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 44,840,481 46,126,897 46,538,585 46,857,149   47,203,539 47,671,870 48,183,086 48,540,215 48,795,465 49,113,298 49,315,842 49,292,507 34,205,362 15,087,145 49,265,572 34,285,564 14,980,008 1.5 49,312,000 49,386,000
Alabama 721,806 746,149 749,207 747,980 740,732   739,992 737,190 739,366 731,220 730,140 741,761 743,632 744,865 527,259 217,606 745,668 528,078 217,590 2.0 743,000 742,000
Alaska 113,903 127,618 132,123 135,373 134,391   133,356 134,349 134,364 133,933 132,970 133,288 132,608 131,029 88,980 42,049 130,662 89,263 41,399 -2.4 128,000 127,000
Arizona 639,853 743,566 814,113 848,262 852,612   877,696 922,180 937,755 1,012,068 1,043,298 1,094,454 1,068,249 1,087,447 771,056 316,391 1,087,817 771,749 316,068 7.5 1,131,000 1,159,000
Arkansas 436,286 453,257 456,497 452,256 451,034   449,959 449,805 450,985 454,523 463,115 474,206 476,409 479,016 339,920 139,096 478,965 341,603 137,362 5.4 480,000 483,000
California 4,950,474 5,536,406 5,803,887 5,926,037 6,038,590   6,140,814 6,247,726 6,353,667 6,413,867 6,441,557 6,437,202 6,406,750 6,343,471 4,328,968 2,014,503 6,322,528 4,306,258 2,016,270 -1.4 6,366,000 6,367,000
                                             
Colorado 574,213 656,279 687,167 699,135 708,109   724,508 742,145 751,862 757,693 765,976 779,826 794,026 801,867 565,726 236,141 818,443 580,304 238,139 8.0 816,000 824,000
Connecticut 469,123 517,935 535,164 544,698 553,993   562,179 570,228 570,023 577,203 577,390 575,059 575,100 570,626 394,034 176,592 567,198 392,218 174,980 -1.7 559,000 554,000
Delaware 99,658 108,461 111,960 113,262 112,836   114,676 115,555 116,342 117,668 119,091 120,937 122,254 122,574 85,019 37,555 125,430 86,811 38,619 6.6 124,000 124,000
District of Columbia 80,694 79,802 77,111 71,889 77,194   68,925 75,392 76,166 78,057 76,714 76,876 72,850 78,422 55,836 22,586 68,681 50,779 17,902 -12.0 78,000 79,000
Florida 1,861,592 2,176,222 2,294,077 2,337,633 2,381,396   2,434,821 2,500,478 2,539,929 2,587,628 2,639,336 2,675,024 2,671,513 2,666,811 1,855,859 810,952 2,631,020 1,849,295 781,725 1.7 2,679,000 2,692,000
                                             
Georgia 1,151,687 1,311,126 1,375,980 1,401,291 1,422,762   1,444,937 1,470,634 1,496,012 1,522,611 1,553,437 1,598,461 1,629,157 1,649,589 1,178,577 471,012 1,655,792 1,185,684 470,108 8.7 1,695,000 1,716,000
Hawaii 171,708 187,180 189,887 188,069 185,860   184,360 184,546 183,829 183,609 183,185 182,818 180,728 179,897 125,556 54,341 179,478 125,910 53,568 -2.2 177,000 177,000
Idaho 220,840 243,097 244,403 244,722 245,136   245,117 246,521 248,604 252,120 256,084 261,982 267,380 272,119 191,171 80,948 275,051 193,554 81,497 9.1 281,000 286,000
Illinois 1,821,407 1,943,623 1,998,289 2,011,530 2,027,600   2,048,792 2,071,391 2,084,187 2,100,961 2,097,503 2,111,706 2,118,276 2,112,805 1,472,909 639,896 2,119,707 1,479,195 640,512 0.9 2,095,000 2,084,000
Indiana 954,525 977,263 986,836 989,001 988,702   989,267 996,133 1,003,875 1,011,130 1,021,348 1,035,074 1,045,940 1,046,766 729,550 317,216 1,046,147 730,021 316,126 3.5 1,042,000 1,040,000
                                             
Iowa 483,652 502,343 501,054 498,214 497,301   495,080 485,932 482,210 481,226 478,319 483,482 483,122 485,115 329,504 155,611 487,559 335,566 151,993 1.3 478,000 476,000
Kansas 437,034 463,008 468,687 472,353 472,188   470,610 470,205 470,957 470,490 469,136 467,525 469,506 468,295 326,771 141,524 471,060 331,079 139,981 0.1 469,000 470,000
Kentucky 636,401 659,821 669,322 655,687 648,180   665,850 654,363 660,782 663,369 674,796 679,878 683,152 666,225 469,373 196,852 670,030 472,204 197,826 1.0 682,000 683,000
Louisiana 784,757 797,366 776,813 768,734 756,579   743,089 731,328 730,464 727,709 724,281 654,526 675,851 681,038 499,549 181,489 684,873 504,213 180,660 -5.9 677,000 675,000
Maine 215,149 213,569 212,579 211,051 209,253   207,037 205,586 204,337 202,084 198,820 195,498 193,986 196,245 130,742 65,503 192,935 129,324 63,611 -4.5 190,000 186,000
                                             
Maryland 715,176 805,544 830,744 841,671 846,582   852,920 860,640 866,743 869,113 865,561 860,020 851,640 845,700 576,479 269,221 843,861 576,473 267,388 -2.9 822,000 814,000
Massachusetts 834,314 915,007 949,006 962,317 971,425   975,150 973,139 982,989 980,459 975,574 971,909 968,661 962,958 666,926 296,032 958,910 666,538 292,372 -2.2 940,000 930,000
Michigan 1,584,431 1,641,456 1,702,717 1,720,287 1,725,639   1,720,626 1,730,669 1,785,160 1,757,604 1,751,290 1,742,282 1,722,656 1,692,739 1,136,823 555,916 1,659,921 1,118,569 541,352 -5.6 1,630,000 1,601,000
Minnesota 756,374 835,166 853,621 856,455 854,034   854,340 851,384 846,891 842,854 838,503 839,243 840,565 837,578 558,180 279,398 836,048 560,184 275,864 -0.8 828,000 826,000
Mississippi 502,417 506,272 504,792 502,379 500,716   497,871 493,507 492,645 493,540 495,376 494,954 495,026 494,122 353,512 140,610 491,962 351,807 140,155 -0.3 491,000 488,000
                                             
Missouri 816,558 889,881 910,613 913,494 914,110   912,744 909,792 906,499 905,941 905,449 917,705 920,353 917,188 631,746 285,442 917,871 635,411 282,460 1.3 906,000 903,000
Montana 152,974 165,547 162,335 159,988 157,556   154,875 151,947 149,995 148,356 146,705 145,416 144,418 142,823 96,354 46,469 141,899 96,869 45,030 -4.4 141,000 141,000
Nebraska 274,081 289,744 292,681 291,140 288,261   286,199 285,095 285,402 285,542 285,761 286,646 287,580 291,244 200,095 91,149 292,590 202,912 89,678 2.5 289,000 290,000
Nevada 201,316 265,041 296,621 311,061 325,610   340,706 356,814 369,498 385,401 400,083 412,395 424,766 429,362 307,573 121,789 433,371 308,328 125,043 12.4 451,000 461,000
New Hampshire 172,785 194,171 201,629 204,713 206,783   208,461 206,847 207,671 207,417 206,852 205,767 203,572 200,772 134,359 66,413 197,934 132,995 64,939 -4.6 194,000 192,000
                                             
New Jersey 1,089,646 1,197,381 1,250,276 1,268,996 1,289,256   1,313,405 1,341,656 1,367,438 1,380,753 1,393,347 1,395,602 1,388,850 1,382,348 954,418 427,930 1,381,420 956,765 424,655 # 1,360,000 1,354,000
New Mexico 301,881 329,640 331,673 328,753 324,495   320,306 320,260 320,234 323,066 326,102 326,758 328,220 329,040 229,718 99,322 330,245 231,415 98,830 2.2 332,000 334,000
New York 2,598,337 2,813,230 2,861,823 2,877,143 2,887,776   2,882,188 2,872,132 2,888,233 2,864,775 2,836,337 2,815,581 2,809,649 2,765,435 1,856,315 909,120 2,740,592 1,843,080 897,512 -4.3 2,658,000 2,620,000
North Carolina 1,086,871 1,183,090 1,236,083 1,254,821 1,275,925   1,293,638 1,315,363 1,335,954 1,360,209 1,385,754 1,416,436 1,444,481 1,489,492 1,072,324 417,168 1,488,645 1,058,926 429,719 9.4 1,548,000 1,582,000
North Dakota 117,825 119,100 118,572 114,927 112,751   109,201 106,047 104,225 102,233 100,513 98,283 96,670 95,059 63,492 31,567 94,728 63,955 30,773 -7.3 93,000 92,000
                                             
Ohio 1,771,089 1,836,015 1,847,114 1,842,163 1,836,554   1,835,049 1,830,985 1,838,285 1,845,428 1,840,032 1,839,683 1,836,722 1,827,184 1,241,322 585,862 1,817,163 1,239,494 577,669 -1.5 1,786,000 1,768,000
Oklahoma 579,087 616,393 623,681 628,492 627,032   623,110 622,139 624,548 626,160 629,476 634,739 639,391 642,065 462,629 179,436 645,108 467,960 177,148 3.0 647,000 650,000
Oregon 472,394 527,914 541,346 542,809 545,033   546,231 551,480 554,071 551,273 552,505 552,194 562,574 565,586 383,598 181,988 575,393 395,421 179,972 4.4 566,000 568,000
Pennsylvania 1,667,834 1,787,533 1,815,151 1,816,414 1,816,716   1,814,311 1,821,627 1,816,747 1,821,146 1,828,089 1,830,684 1,871,060 1,801,971 1,205,351 596,620 1,775,029 1,194,327 580,702 -2.5 1,768,000 1,755,000
Rhode Island 138,813 149,799 153,321 154,785 156,454   157,347 158,046 159,205 159,375 156,498 153,422 151,612 147,629 99,159 48,470 145,342 97,983 47,359 -8.8 141,000 138,000
                                             
South Carolina 622,112 645,586 659,273 664,600 666,780   677,411 676,198 694,389 699,198 703,736 701,544 708,021 712,317 504,566 207,751 718,113 507,602 210,511 2.7 717,000 718,000
South Dakota 129,164 144,685 142,443 132,495 131,037   128,603 127,542 130,048 125,537 122,798 122,012 121,158 121,606 83,424 38,182 126,429 87,477 38,952 0.7 121,000 121,000
Tennessee 824,595 893,770 893,044 905,454 916,202   909,161 924,899 927,608 936,682 941,091 953,928 978,368 964,259 681,751 282,508 971,950 684,549 287,401 3.8 959,000 959,000
Texas 3,382,887 3,748,167 3,891,877 3,945,367 3,991,783   4,059,619 4,163,447 4,259,823 4,331,751 4,405,215 4,525,394 4,599,509 4,674,832 3,374,684 1,300,148 4,752,148 3,446,511 1,305,637 9.7 4,863,000 4,955,000
Utah 446,652 477,121 482,957 481,176 480,255   481,485 484,684 489,262 495,981 503,607 508,430 523,386 576,244 410,258 165,986 559,778 404,469 155,309 12.9 601,000 613,000
                                             
Vermont 95,762 105,565 105,984 105,120 104,559   102,049 101,179 99,978 99,103 98,352 96,638 95,399 94,038 63,096 30,942 93,625 62,994 30,631 -5.5 90,000 88,000
Virginia 998,601 1,079,854 1,110,815 1,124,022 1,133,994   1,144,915 1,163,091 1,177,229 1,192,092 1,204,739 1,213,616 1,220,440 1,230,857 850,444 380,413 1,235,795 855,008 380,787 3.7 1,228,000 1,231,000
Washington 839,709 956,572 991,235 998,053 1,003,714   1,004,770 1,009,200 1,014,798 1,021,349 1,020,005 1,031,985 1,026,774 1,030,247 697,407 332,840 1,037,018 704,794 332,224 1.5 1,029,000 1,030,000
West Virginia 322,389 307,112 301,419 297,530 291,811   286,367 282,885 282,455 281,215 280,129 280,866 281,939 282,535 198,545 83,990 282,729 199,477 83,252 0.5 279,000 278,000
Wisconsin 797,621 870,175 881,780 879,542 877,753   879,476 879,361 881,231 880,031 864,757 875,174 876,700 874,633 585,212 289,421 873,750 589,528 284,222 -0.7 857,000 854,000
Wyoming 98,226 99,859 97,115 95,241 92,105   89,940 88,128 88,116 87,462 84,733 84,409 85,193 86,422 59,243 27,179 87,161 60,635 26,526 -0.3 88,000 89,000
                                             
Bureau of Indian Education 50,125 49,076   46,938 46,476 46,126 45,828 45,828 50,938 40,927 30,612 10,315 -10.7
                                             
DoD, overseas 78,254 78,170 108,035 3  73,581 73,212 72,889 71,053 68,327 62,543 60,891 57,247 44,418 12,829 56,768 43,931 12,837 -20.1
DoD, domestic   34,174 32,847 32,115 30,603 29,151 28,329 26,631 27,548 24,807 2,741 28,013 25,255 2,758 -8.5
                                             
Other jurisdictions                                            
American Samoa 12,463 14,576 15,214 15,372 15,477   15,702 15,897 15,984 15,893 16,126 16,438 16,400
Guam 26,391 32,960 32,444 32,222 32,951   32,473 31,992 31,572 30,605 30,986
Northern Marianas 6,449 8,809 9,246 9,498 9,732   10,004 10,479 11,251 11,244 11,601 11,718 11,695 11,299 8,140 3,159 10,913 7,816 3,097 -2.9
Puerto Rico 644,734 627,620 617,157 613,862 613,019   612,725 604,177 596,502 584,916 575,648 563,490 544,138 526,565 372,514 154,051 503,635 355,115 148,520 -13.9
U.S. Virgin Islands 21,750 22,737 22,136 20,976 20,866   19,459 18,780 18,333 17,716 16,429 16,750 16,284 15,903 10,770 5,133 15,768 10,567 5,201 -11.0
—Not available.                    
#Rounds to zero.                    
1 Includes elementary unclassified.                    
2 Includes secondary unclassified.                    
3 Includes both overseas and domestic schools.                    
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 2008-09, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2019. (This table was prepared November 2010.)                    
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