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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 2.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in elementary and secondary schools, by organizational level and control of school: Fall 1993 through fall 2018

[In thousands]

Year Total   Public   Private
PK–121 Elementary1 Secondary   PK–12 Elementary Secondary   PK–121 Elementary1 Secondary
                       
Actual
1993 49,533 33,219 16,313   43,465 28,269 15,196   6,068 4,950 1,118
1994 2 50,105 33,140 16,965   44,111 28,285 15,827   5,994 4,855 1,138
1995 50,758 33,370 17,389   44,840 28,614 16,226   5,918 4,755 1,163
1996 2 51,543 33,496 18,048   45,611 28,741 16,870   5,932 4,754 1,178
1997 52,071 33,868 18,203   46,127 29,109 17,018   5,944 4,759 1,185
1998 2 52,526 34,032 18,493   46,539 29,257 17,281   5,987 4,775 1,212
1999 52,876 34,208 18,668   46,857 29,419 17,439   6,018 4,789 1,229
2000 2 53,373 34,410 18,963   47,204 29,504 17,700   6,170 4,906 1,264
2001 53,992 34,766 19,225   47,672 29,743 17,929   6,320 5,023 1,296
2002 2 54,403 34,739 19,665   48,183 29,824 18,359   6,220 4,915 1,306
2003 54,639 34,652 19,988   48,540 29,864 18,676   6,099 4,788 1,311
2004 2 54,882 34,628 20,254   48,795 29,873 18,923   6,086 4,755 1,331
2005 55,186 34,666 20,520   49,113 29,942 19,171   6,073 4,724 1,349
2006 2 55,290 34,637 20,653   49,299 30,006 19,293   5,991 4,631 1,360
Projected
2007 3 55,380 34,745 20,635   49,470 30,199 19,270   5,910 4,546 1,364
2008 55,500 35,012 20,488   49,623 30,501 19,122   5,878 4,512 1,366
2009 55,632 35,300 20,333   49,788 30,816 18,972   5,845 4,484 1,361
2010 55,850 35,615 20,236   50,034 31,151 18,883   5,817 4,464 1,353
2011 56,144 35,961 20,183   50,349 31,500 18,849   5,795 4,461 1,335
2012 56,545 36,304 20,240   50,767 31,838 18,929   5,778 4,466 1,312
2013 57,012 36,592 20,420   51,239 32,109 19,130   5,773 4,483 1,290
2014 57,544 36,929 20,615   51,769 32,420 19,349   5,775 4,509 1,265
2015 58,137 37,231 20,906   52,346 32,686 19,660   5,791 4,545 1,246
2016 58,706 37,576 21,130   52,892 32,990 19,902   5,814 4,586 1,228
2017 59,270 37,922 21,347   53,426 33,296 20,130   5,843 4,626 1,217
2018 59,813 38,262 21,551   53,933 33,596 20,338   5,879 4,666 1,214
1 Includes private nursery and prekindergarten enrollment in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grades.
2 Private school numbers are estimated based on data from the Private School Universe Survey.
3 The private school numbers are actual numbers from the 2007–08 PSS.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. For private schools, it was assumed that numbers for elementary are the same as those in table 1 for grades PK–8, and numbers for secondary are the same as those in table 1 for grades 9–12. Designation of grades as elementary or secondary varies from school to school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1993–94 through 2006–07; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), selected years 1993–94 through 2007–08; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model, 1972–2006. (This table was prepared March 2009.)

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