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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 5.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in grades 9-12 in public 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 12,502   8,347 2,002 1,520 498 135
1996 12,849   8,530 2,043 1,608 526 141
1997 13,056   8,616 2,068 1,675 552 145
1998 13,195   8,670 2,073 1,732 572 148
1999 13,371   8,719 2,106 1,808 587 151
2000 13,517   8,750 2,119 1,894 601 153
2001 13,736   8,777 2,173 2,008 619 158
2002 14,069   8,854 2,257 2,148 642 168
2003 14,339   8,884 2,334 2,282 663 177
2004 14,618   8,920 2,408 2,427 686 178
2005 14,909   8,954 2,490 2,570 709 186
2006 15,081   8,938 2,540 2,701 720 181
2007 15,087   8,776 2,571 2,821 736 183
2008 1 14,980   8,590 2,575 2,885 749 180
Projected              
2009 14,842   8,416 2,553 2,931 764 176
2010 14,668   8,254 2,497 2,958 784 172
2011 14,530   8,125 2,446 2,984 806 170
2012 14,512   8,058 2,430 3,024 826 171
2013 14,545   8,029 2,430 3,059 848 174
2014 14,689   8,044 2,460 3,111 883 177
2015 14,830   8,066 2,484 3,161 916 180
2016 14,877   8,040 2,486 3,191 954 181
2017 14,939   8,021 2,466 3,247 993 183
2018 15,000   8,018 2,432 3,314 1,024 186
2019 15,083   8,018 2,410 3,384 1,055 189
2020 15,222   8,046 2,403 3,470 1,083 193
1In 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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