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Table 203.50. Enrollment and percentage distribution of enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by race/ethnicity and region: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2023
Region and year Enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States                                
1995 44,840 29,044 7,551 6,072 1,668 505   100.0 64.8 16.8 13.5 3.7 1.1  
2000 47,204 28,878 8,100 7,726 1,950 550   100.0 61.2 17.2 16.4 4.1 1.2  
2001 47,672 28,735 8,177 8,169 2,028 564   100.0 60.3 17.2 17.1 4.3 1.2  
2002 48,183 28,618 8,299 8,594 2,088 583   100.0 59.4 17.2 17.8 4.3 1.2  
2003 48,540 28,442 8,349 9,011 2,145 593   100.0 58.6 17.2 18.6 4.4 1.2  
                                 
2004 48,795 28,318 8,386 9,317 2,183 591   100.0 58.0 17.2 19.1 4.5 1.2  
2005 49,113 28,005 8,445 9,787 2,279 598   100.0 57.0 17.2 19.9 4.6 1.2  
2006 49,316 27,801 8,422 10,166 2,332 595   100.0 56.4 17.1 20.6 4.7 1.2  
2007 49,293 27,456 8,392 10,454 2,396 594   100.0 55.7 17.0 21.2 4.9 1.2  
2008 49,266 27,057 8,358 10,563 2,451 589 247 1  100.0 54.9 17.0 21.4 5.0 1.2 0.5 1 
                                 
2009 49,361 26,702 8,245 10,991 2,484 601 338 1  100.0 54.1 16.7 22.3 5.0 1.2 0.7 1 
2010 49,484 25,933 7,917 11,439 2,466 566 1,164   100.0 52.4 16.0 23.1 5.0 1.1 2.4  
2011 49,522 25,602 7,827 11,759 2,513 547 1,272   100.0 51.7 15.8 23.7 5.1 1.1 2.6  
20122  49,652 25,334 7,775 12,157 2,532 539 1,315   100.0 51.0 15.7 24.5 5.1 1.1 2.6  
20132  49,750 25,066 7,728 12,510 2,553 533 1,360   100.0 50.4 15.5 25.1 5.1 1.1 2.7  
                                 
20142  49,751 24,766 7,675 12,814 2,565 526 1,405   100.0 49.8 15.4 25.8 5.2 1.1 2.8  
20152  49,839 24,497 7,638 13,148 2,587 522 1,448   100.0 49.2 15.3 26.4 5.2 1.0 2.9  
20162  49,951 24,250 7,597 13,481 2,613 516 1,494   100.0 48.5 15.2 27.0 5.2 1.0 3.0  
20172  50,280 24,108 7,611 13,854 2,651 513 1,543   100.0 47.9 15.1 27.6 5.3 1.0 3.1  
20182  50,543 23,952 7,618 14,188 2,681 511 1,592   100.0 47.4 15.1 28.1 5.3 1.0 3.2  
                                 
20192  50,834 23,818 7,642 14,506 2,717 510 1,643   100.0 46.9 15.0 28.5 5.3 1.0 3.2  
20202  51,165 23,719 7,682 14,806 2,754 510 1,694   100.0 46.4 15.0 28.9 5.4 1.0 3.3  
20212  51,485 23,622 7,734 15,086 2,788 511 1,744   100.0 45.9 15.0 29.3 5.4 1.0 3.4  
20222  51,804 23,539 7,791 15,346 2,824 513 1,791   100.0 45.4 15.0 29.6 5.5 1.0 3.5  
20232  52,113 23,477 7,845 15,572 2,865 515 1,838   100.0 45.1 15.1 29.9 5.5 1.0 3.5  
                                 
Northeast                                
1995 7,894 5,497 1,202 878 295 21   100.0 69.6 15.2 11.1 3.7 0.3  
2000 8,222 5,545 1,270 1,023 361 24   100.0 67.4 15.4 12.4 4.4 0.3  
2001 8,254 5,527 1,273 1,050 378 25   100.0 67.0 15.4 12.7 4.6 0.3  
2004 8,271 5,384 1,292 1,155 414 27   100.0 65.1 15.6 14.0 5.0 0.3  
2005 8,240 5,317 1,282 1,189 425 27   100.0 64.5 15.6 14.4 5.2 0.3  
                                 
2006 8,258 5,281 1,279 1,230 440 28   100.0 64.0 15.5 14.9 5.3 0.3  
2007 8,122 5,148 1,250 1,246 451 27   100.0 63.4 15.4 15.3 5.6 0.3  
2008 8,053 5,041 1,226 1,267 467 27 25 1  100.0 62.6 15.2 15.7 5.8 0.3 0.3 1 
2009 8,092 5,010 1,230 1,308 487 27 30 1  100.0 61.9 15.2 16.2 6.0 0.3 0.4 1 
2010 8,071 4,876 1,208 1,364 500 27 96   100.0 60.4 15.0 16.9 6.2 0.3 1.2  
2011 7,954 4,745 1,166 1,394 510 27 113   100.0 59.7 14.7 17.5 6.4 0.3 1.4  
                                 
Midwest                                
1995 10,512 8,335 1,450 438 197 92   100.0 79.3 13.8 4.2 1.9 0.9  
2000 10,730 8,208 1,581 610 239 92   100.0 76.5 14.7 5.7 2.2 0.9  
2001 10,746 8,144 1,602 657 248 94   100.0 75.8 14.9 6.1 2.3 0.9  
2004 10,775 7,983 1,634 793 269 96   100.0 74.1 15.2 7.4 2.5 0.9  
2005 10,819 7,950 1,654 836 283 96   100.0 73.5 15.3 7.7 2.6 0.9  
                                 
2006 10,819 7,894 1,655 883 290 97   100.0 73.0 15.3 8.2 2.7 0.9  
2007 10,770 7,808 1,642 922 300 99   100.0 72.5 15.2 8.6 2.8 0.9  
2008 10,743 7,734 1,632 963 314 99   100.0 72.0 15.2 9.0 2.9 0.9  
2009 10,672 7,622 1,606 1,000 318 98 29 1  100.0 71.4 15.0 9.4 3.0 0.9 0.3 1 
2010 10,610 7,327 1,505 1,077 312 94 294   100.0 69.1 14.2 10.2 2.9 0.9 2.8  
2011 10,574 7,240 1,485 1,127 321 90 311   100.0 68.5 14.0 10.7 3.0 0.9 2.9  
                                 
South                                
1995 16,118 9,565 4,236 1,890 280 148   100.0 59.3 26.3 11.7 1.7 0.9  
2000 17,007 9,501 4,516 2,468 352 170   100.0 55.9 26.6 14.5 2.1 1.0  
2001 17,231 9,477 4,556 2,649 373 175   100.0 55.0 26.4 15.4 2.2 1.0  
2004 17,892 9,410 4,704 3,155 432 191   100.0 52.6 26.3 17.6 2.4 1.1  
2005 18,103 9,381 4,738 3,334 456 194   100.0 51.8 26.2 18.4 2.5 1.1  
                                 
2006 18,294 9,358 4,729 3,522 485 200   100.0 51.2 25.9 19.3 2.6 1.1  
2007 18,425 9,287 4,751 3,674 511 201   100.0 50.4 25.8 19.9 2.8 1.1  
2008 18,491 9,190 4,771 3,790 537 203   100.0 49.7 25.8 20.5 2.9 1.1  
2009 18,652 9,074 4,710 4,039 555 219 55 1  100.0 48.6 25.3 21.7 3.0 1.2 0.3 1 
2010 18,805 8,869 4,545 4,206 555 207 424   100.0 47.2 24.2 22.4 3.0 1.1 2.3  
2011 18,956 8,830 4,535 4,353 577 198 463   100.0 46.6 23.9 23.0 3.0 1.0 2.4  
                                 
West                                
1995 10,316 5,648 662 2,866 896 244   100.0 54.7 6.4 27.8 8.7 2.4  
2000 11,244 5,624 733 3,625 998 264   100.0 50.0 6.5 32.2 8.9 2.4  
2001 11,441 5,586 746 3,813 1,028 269   100.0 48.8 6.5 33.4 9.0 2.3  
2004 11,857 5,541 757 4,213 1,069 277   100.0 46.7 6.4 35.5 9.0 2.3  
2005 11,951 5,356 771 4,428 1,115 281   100.0 44.8 6.5 37.1 9.3 2.4  
                                 
2006 11,945 5,268 759 4,531 1,117 270   100.0 44.1 6.4 37.9 9.4 2.3  
2007 11,976 5,213 750 4,611 1,134 267   100.0 43.5 6.3 38.5 9.5 2.2  
2008 11,979 5,092 728 4,543 1,133 261 222 1  100.0 42.5 6.1 37.9 9.5 2.2 1.9 1 
2009 11,945 4,997 699 4,645 1,124 256 223 1  100.0 41.8 5.9 38.9 9.4 2.1 1.9 1 
2010 11,998 4,861 659 4,792 1,100 237 349   100.0 40.5 5.5 39.9 9.2 2.0 2.9  
2011 12,038 4,787 642 4,886 1,105 233 385   100.0 39.8 5.3 40.6 9.2 1.9 3.2  
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 For this year, data on students of two or more races were reported by only a small number of states. Therefore, the data are not comparable to figures for 2010 and later years.
2 Projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment data for students not reported by race/ethnicity were prorated by state and grade to match state totals. Prior to 2008, data on students of two or more races were not collected. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 1995-96 through 2011-12; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2023. (This table was prepared December 2013.)
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