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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 2.2a.  Number and percentage distribution of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) school enrollment, by grade level: 2003–04 and 2006–07

Level 2003–04   2006–07
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 45,828 100.0   48,454 100.0
Elementary 26,109 57.0   26,852 55.4
Kindergarten 4,266 9.3   4,631 9.6
Grade 1 3,756 8.2   4,126 8.5
Grade 2 3,432 7.5   3,900 8.0
Grade 3 3,466 7.6   3,738 7.7
Grade 4 3,614 7.9   3,532 7.3
Grade 5 3,685 8.0   3,434 7.1
Grade 6 3,890 8.5   3,491 7.2
Middle school 7,562 16.5   7,836 16.2
Grade 7 3,855 8.4   3,805 7.9
Grade 8 3,707 8.1   4,031 8.3
High school 12,157 26.5   13,766 28.4
Grade 9 3,932 8.6   4,521 9.3
Grade 10 3,410 7.4   3,750 7.7
Grade 11 2,509 5.5   2,875 5.9
Grade 12 2,306 5.0   2,620 5.4
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Total does not include 1,470 students who live in BIE residences (student dormitories located on or near reservations) but attend non-BIE public schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), unpublished data, 2003–04 and 2006–07.

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