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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 2.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by grade: Fall 1996 through fall 2021 (Table 2—Continued)
[In thousands]
Year Total Grade
PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6
Actual                  
1996 45,611 670 3,532 3,770 3,600 3,524 3,454 3,453 3,494
1997 46,127 695 3,503 3,755 3,689 3,597 3,507 3,458 3,492
1998 46,539 729 3,443 3,727 3,681 3,696 3,592 3,520 3,497
1999 46,857 751 3,397 3,684 3,656 3,691 3,686 3,604 3,564
2000 47,204 776 3,382 3,636 3,634 3,676 3,711 3,707 3,663
2001 47,672 865 3,379 3,614 3,593 3,653 3,695 3,727 3,769
2002 48,183 915 3,434 3,594 3,565 3,623 3,669 3,711 3,788
2003 48,540 950 3,503 3,613 3,544 3,611 3,619 3,685 3,772
2004 48,795 990 3,544 3,663 3,560 3,580 3,612 3,635 3,735
2005 49,113 1,036 3,619 3,691 3,606 3,586 3,578 3,633 3,670
2006 49,316 1,084 3,631 3,751 3,641 3,627 3,586 3,602 3,660
2007 49,293 1,081 3,609 3,750 3,704 3,659 3,624 3,600 3,628
2008 49,266 1,180 3,640 3,708 3,699 3,708 3,647 3,629 3,614
2009 49,373 1,224 3,679 3,730 3,666 3,708 3,701 3,653 3,645
2010 49,484 1,279 3,682 3,754 3,701 3,686 3,711 3,718 3,682
Projected                  
2011 49,636 1,287 3,705 3,779 3,724 3,717 3,690 3,725 3,744
2012 49,828 1,296 3,733 3,804 3,749 3,741 3,721 3,703 3,752
2013 50,067 1,307 3,765 3,832 3,773 3,766 3,744 3,735 3,730
2014 50,407 1,320 3,801 3,865 3,802 3,790 3,770 3,758 3,761
2015 50,773 1,333 3,838 3,902 3,835 3,819 3,794 3,784 3,785
2016 51,146 1,346 3,876 3,941 3,871 3,852 3,822 3,808 3,811
2017 51,524 1,359 3,912 3,980 3,910 3,888 3,855 3,837 3,835
2018 51,880 1,370 3,946 4,017 3,948 3,927 3,892 3,870 3,864
2019 52,260 1,381 3,977 4,052 3,985 3,966 3,931 3,907 3,897
2020 52,688 1,391 4,006 4,085 4,020 4,003 3,970 3,946 3,935
2021 53,113 1,400 4,033 4,115 4,052 4,038 4,007 3,985 3,974
See notes at end of table. (Table 2—Continued)

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