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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 4.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in grades PK-8 in public elementary and secondary schools, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Total   Race/ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Actual              
1995 32,338   20,684 5,549 4,565 1,170 371
1996 32,762   20,687 5,664 4,821 1,204 386
1997 33,071   20,625 5,782 5,030 1,244 390
1998 33,344   20,548 5,861 5,274 1,275 386
1999 33,486   20,313 5,948 5,529 1,305 391
2000 33,686   20,123 5,980 5,838 1,348 397
2001 33,936   19,954 6,002 6,167 1,408 405
2002 34,114   19,760 6,040 6,453 1,446 415
2003 34,201   19,554 6,013 6,736 1,482 415
2004 34,178   19,266 5,992 6,988 1,519 413
2005 34,204   19,047 5,953 7,223 1,569 412
2006 34,235   18,859 5,880 7,470 1,611 414
2007 34,205   18,678 5,821 7,636 1,660 412
2008 1 34,285   18,600 5,824 7,737 1,712 412
Projected              
2009 34,440   18,582 5,792 7,869 1,773 418
2010 34,637   18,572 5,794 8,005 1,830 424
2011 34,892   18,592 5,804 8,156 1,889 432
2012 35,129   18,600 5,809 8,310 1,949 438
2013 35,368   18,599 5,814 8,475 2,008 445
2014 35,579   18,590 5,818 8,641 2,052 452
2015 35,829   18,597 5,831 8,821 2,096 459
2016 36,161   18,648 5,858 9,026 2,136 468
2017 36,491   18,689 5,906 9,223 2,171 477
2018 36,803   18,710 5,967 9,416 2,201 484
2019 37,121   18,737 6,024 9,615 2,228 492
2020 37,444   18,769 6,077 9,820 2,255 498
1 In 2008, five states reported enrollment counts for students of two or more races. These enrollment counts were proportioned across the other racial/ethnic categories. When more complete sets of data for students of two or more races are compiled, separate projections for that category will be presented.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. The historical racial/ethnic time-series were constructed using racial/ethnic enrollment data at the state level for individual grades. In some instances, enrollment data by race/ethnicity had to be imputed. Further, in some instances, the racial/ethnic enrollment data for individual grades had to be adjusted in order for them to sum to the state total for that grade. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For additional information, see the Elementary and Secondary Enrollment section A.1 in appendix A. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, 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,” 1995–96 through 2008–09; and National Public Elementary and Secondary Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Model, 1994–2008. (This table was prepared January 2011.)

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