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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 40. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by grade: Fall 1988 to fall 2002

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                       | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall | Fall
Grade                  | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 |  2002
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1                      |     2|    3 |    4 |    5 |    6 |    7 |    8 |    9 |   10 |   11 |   12 |   13 |   14 |   15 |   16
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                       |                                           Number (In thousands)
                       |________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   All grades .........|40,189|40,543|41,217|42,047|42,823|43,465|44,111|44,840|45,611|46,127|46,539|46,857|47,204|47,672|48,202
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Elementary ............|28,501|29,152|29,878|30,506|31,088|31,504|31,898|32,341|32,764|33,073|33,346|33,488|33,688|33,938|34,135
  Prekindergarten .....|   225|   262|   303|   375|   505|   545|   603|   637|   670|   695|   729|   751|   776|   865|   936
  Kindergarten ........| 3,208| 3,225| 3,306| 3,311| 3,313| 3,377| 3,444| 3,536| 3,532| 3,503| 3,443| 3,397| 3,382| 3,379| 3,432
  1st grade ...........| 3,460| 3,485| 3,499| 3,556| 3,542| 3,529| 3,593| 3,671| 3,770| 3,755| 3,727| 3,684| 3,636| 3,614| 3,594
  2nd grade ...........| 3,223| 3,289| 3,327| 3,360| 3,431| 3,429| 3,440| 3,507| 3,600| 3,689| 3,681| 3,656| 3,634| 3,593| 3,565
  3rd grade ...........| 3,167| 3,235| 3,297| 3,334| 3,361| 3,437| 3,439| 3,445| 3,524| 3,597| 3,696| 3,691| 3,676| 3,653| 3,623
  4th grade ...........| 3,051| 3,182| 3,248| 3,315| 3,342| 3,361| 3,426| 3,431| 3,454| 3,507| 3,592| 3,686| 3,711| 3,695| 3,669
  5th grade ...........| 2,945| 3,067| 3,197| 3,268| 3,325| 3,350| 3,372| 3,438| 3,453| 3,458| 3,520| 3,604| 3,707| 3,727| 3,711
  6th grade ...........| 2,937| 2,987| 3,110| 3,239| 3,303| 3,356| 3,381| 3,395| 3,494| 3,492| 3,497| 3,564| 3,663| 3,769| 3,788
  7th grade ...........| 2,905| 3,027| 3,067| 3,181| 3,299| 3,355| 3,404| 3,422| 3,464| 3,520| 3,530| 3,541| 3,629| 3,720| 3,821
  8th grade ...........| 2,853| 2,853| 2,979| 3,020| 3,129| 3,249| 3,302| 3,356| 3,403| 3,415| 3,480| 3,497| 3,538| 3,616| 3,709
  Elementary ungraded .|   527|   540|   543|   545|   539|   515|   494|   502|   401|   442|   451|   417|   336|   306|   287
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Secondary .............|11,687|11,390|11,338|11,541|11,735|11,961|12,213|12,500|12,847|13,054|13,193|13,369|13,515|13,734|14,067
  9th grade ...........| 3,106| 3,141| 3,169| 3,313| 3,352| 3,487| 3,604| 3,704| 3,801| 3,819| 3,856| 3,935| 3,963| 4,012| 4,105
  10th grade ..........| 2,895| 2,868| 2,896| 2,915| 3,027| 3,050| 3,131| 3,237| 3,323| 3,376| 3,382| 3,415| 3,491| 3,528| 3,584
  11th grade ..........| 2,749| 2,629| 2,612| 2,645| 2,656| 2,751| 2,748| 2,826| 2,930| 2,972| 3,021| 3,034| 3,083| 3,174| 3,229
  12th grade ..........| 2,650| 2,473| 2,381| 2,392| 2,431| 2,424| 2,488| 2,487| 2,586| 2,673| 2,722| 2,782| 2,803| 2,863| 2,990
  Secondary ungraded ..|   288|   279|   282|   275|   269|   248|   242|   245|   206|   214|   212|   203|   175|   157|   160
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                       |                                          Percent distribution
                       |________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   All grades .........| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0
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Elementary ............|  70.9|  71.9|  72.5|  72.6|  72.6|  72.5|  72.3|  72.1|  71.8|  71.7|  71.7|  71.5|  71.4|  71.2|  70.8
  Prekindergarten .....|   0.6|   0.6|   0.7|   0.9|   1.2|   1.3|   1.4|   1.4|   1.5|   1.5|   1.6|   1.6|   1.6|   1.8|   1.9
  Kindergarten ........|   8.0|   8.0|   8.0|   7.9|   7.7|   7.8|   7.8|   7.9|   7.7|   7.6|   7.4|   7.3|   7.2|   7.1|   7.1
  1st grade ...........|   8.6|   8.6|   8.5|   8.5|   8.3|   8.1|   8.1|   8.2|   8.3|   8.1|   8.0|   7.9|   7.7|   7.6|   7.5
  2nd grade ...........|   8.0|   8.1|   8.1|   8.0|   8.0|   7.9|   7.8|   7.8|   7.9|   8.0|   7.9|   7.8|   7.7|   7.5|   7.4
  3rd grade ...........|   7.9|   8.0|   8.0|   7.9|   7.8|   7.9|   7.8|   7.7|   7.7|   7.8|   7.9|   7.9|   7.8|   7.7|   7.5
  4th grade ...........|   7.6|   7.8|   7.9|   7.9|   7.8|   7.7|   7.8|   7.7|   7.6|   7.6|   7.7|   7.9|   7.9|   7.8|   7.6
  5th grade ...........|   7.3|   7.6|   7.8|   7.8|   7.8|   7.7|   7.6|   7.7|   7.6|   7.5|   7.6|   7.7|   7.9|   7.8|   7.7
  6th grade ...........|   7.3|   7.4|   7.5|   7.7|   7.7|   7.7|   7.7|   7.6|   7.7|   7.6|   7.5|   7.6|   7.8|   7.9|   7.9
  7th grade ...........|   7.2|   7.5|   7.4|   7.6|   7.7|   7.7|   7.7|   7.6|   7.6|   7.6|   7.6|   7.6|   7.7|   7.8|   7.9
  8th grade ...........|   7.1|   7.0|   7.2|   7.2|   7.3|   7.5|   7.5|   7.5|   7.5|   7.4|   7.5|   7.5|   7.5|   7.6|   7.7
  Elementary ungraded .|   1.3|   1.3|   1.3|   1.3|   1.3|   1.2|   1.1|   1.1|   0.9|   1.0|   1.0|   0.9|   0.7|   0.6|   0.6
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Secondary .............|  29.1|  28.1|  27.5|  27.4|  27.4|  27.5|  27.7|  27.9|  28.2|  28.3|  28.3|  28.5|  28.6|  28.8|  29.2
  9th grade ...........|   7.7|   7.7|   7.7|   7.9|   7.8|   8.0|   8.2|   8.3|   8.3|   8.3|   8.3|   8.4|   8.4|   8.4|   8.5
  10th grade ..........|   7.2|   7.1|   7.0|   6.9|   7.1|   7.0|   7.1|   7.2|   7.3|   7.3|   7.3|   7.3|   7.4|   7.4|   7.4
  11th grade ..........|   6.8|   6.5|   6.3|   6.3|   6.2|   6.3|   6.2|   6.3|   6.4|   6.4|   6.5|   6.5|   6.5|   6.7|   6.7
  12th grade ..........|   6.6|   6.1|   5.8|   5.7|   5.7|   5.6|   5.6|   5.5|   5.7|   5.8|   5.8|   5.9|   5.9|   6.0|   6.2
  Secondary ungraded ..|   0.7|   0.7|   0.7|   0.7|   0.6|   0.6|   0.5|   0.5|   0.5|   0.5|   0.5|   0.4|   0.4|   0.3|   0.3
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NOTE: Because of changes in reporting practices and imputation of data for nonrespondents since 1992, data for prekindergarten enrollment are not comparable over time. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1988-89 through 2002-03. (This table was prepared October 2004.)