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Table 203.25. Public school enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 8, by region, state, and jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2023
Region, state, and jurisdiction Actual enrollment Percent change
in enrollment,
2006 to 2011
Projected enrollment Percent change
in enrollment,
2011 to 2023
Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2020 Fall 2023
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
United States 29,875,914 33,686,421 33,935,922 34,114,245 34,200,741 34,177,565 34,203,962 34,234,751 34,205,362 34,285,564 34,409,260 34,624,530 34,772,751 1.6 34,967,700 35,111,000 35,062,300 35,069,200 36,114,900 36,966,700 6.3
                                           
Region                                          
Northeast 5,188,795 5,839,970 5,823,249 5,809,545 5,751,561 5,689,094 5,622,955 5,573,729 5,504,400 5,476,224 5,494,080 5,540,276 5,479,174 -1.7 5,470,500 5,459,800 5,424,200 5,396,400 5,411,600 5,477,400 #
Midwest 7,129,501 7,523,246 7,516,458 7,534,620 7,501,579 7,438,674 7,425,308 7,404,578 7,359,028 7,373,391 7,361,959 7,349,334 7,358,792 -0.6 7,363,300 7,363,700 7,323,300 7,288,400 7,316,500 7,356,600 #
South 10,858,800 12,314,176 12,453,658 12,573,054 12,675,179 12,780,160 12,881,836 12,989,696 13,086,326 13,166,980 13,300,643 13,434,553 13,578,211 4.5 13,707,500 13,795,700 13,791,500 13,804,700 14,313,400 14,716,800 8.4
West 6,698,818 8,009,029 8,142,557 8,197,026 8,272,422 8,269,637 8,273,863 8,266,748 8,255,608 8,268,969 8,252,578 8,300,367 8,356,574 1.1 8,426,300 8,491,700 8,523,300 8,579,700 9,073,400 9,415,900 12.7
                                           
State                                          
Alabama 527,097 538,634 535,580 533,207 525,313 521,757 529,347 528,664 527,259 528,078 529,394 533,612 527,006 -0.3 526,600 523,900 518,300 512,700 506,800 506,600 -3.9
Alaska 85,297 94,442 94,888 94,380 93,695 91,981 91,225 90,167 88,980 89,263 90,824 91,990 92,057 2.1 93,000 94,300 95,400 96,700 107,000 112,600 22.3
Arizona 479,046 640,564 671,652 660,359 704,322 722,203 739,535 759,656 771,056 771,749 760,420 751,992 759,494 # 773,000 786,400 796,200 806,100 879,000 936,700 23.3
Arkansas 313,505 318,023 317,923 318,826 321,508 328,187 335,746 336,552 339,920 341,603 344,209 345,808 346,022 2.8 348,500 348,400 346,400 344,400 344,000 348,500 0.7
California 3,613,734 4,407,035 4,478,326 4,525,385 4,539,777 4,507,355 4,465,615 4,410,105 4,328,968 4,306,258 4,264,022 4,293,968 4,308,447 -2.3 4,327,800 4,349,200 4,356,000 4,384,400 4,627,600 4,779,300 10.9
                                           
Colorado 419,910 516,566 529,156 534,465 536,325 540,695 549,875 559,041 565,726 580,304 591,378 601,077 610,854 9.3 619,100 625,900 628,200 630,600 653,100 673,800 10.3
Connecticut 347,396 406,445 410,017 405,998 407,794 404,169 399,705 398,063 394,034 392,218 389,964 387,475 383,377 -3.7 379,300 376,400 372,400 369,500 373,400 382,200 -0.3
Delaware 72,606 80,801 81,274 82,221 82,898 83,599 84,639 84,996 85,019 86,811 87,710 90,279 90,624 6.6 92,000 93,300 93,900 94,400 97,400 98,700 8.9
District of Columbia 61,282 53,692 57,967 58,802 59,489 57,118 55,646 52,391 55,836 50,779 51,656 53,548 56,195 7.3 57,300 57,300 56,700 56,400 55,400 52,900 -5.9
Florida 1,369,934 1,759,902 1,797,414 1,809,279 1,832,376 1,857,798 1,873,395 1,866,562 1,855,859 1,849,295 1,850,901 1,858,498 1,876,102 0.5 1,895,200 1,910,400 1,918,000 1,927,500 2,068,500 2,167,500 15.5
                                           
Georgia 849,082 1,059,983 1,075,195 1,088,561 1,103,181 1,118,379 1,145,446 1,166,508 1,178,577 1,185,684 1,194,751 1,202,479 1,211,250 3.8 1,217,300 1,221,500 1,218,200 1,217,200 1,266,700 1,308,600 8.0
Hawaii 122,840 132,293 131,881 130,862 130,054 128,788 127,472 126,008 125,556 125,910 127,477 127,525 131,005 4.0 131,500 131,400 130,600 130,300 127,700 126,600 -3.4
Idaho 160,091 170,421 171,423 173,249 175,424 178,221 182,829 187,005 191,171 193,554 194,728 194,144 198,064 5.9 201,100 203,600 205,400 206,900 215,500 219,500 10.8
Illinois 1,309,516 1,473,933 1,484,201 1,487,650 1,492,725 1,483,644 1,480,320 1,477,679 1,472,909 1,479,195 1,463,713 1,454,793 1,453,156 -1.7 1,453,700 1,452,600 1,443,300 1,434,200 1,422,800 1,430,700 -1.5
Indiana 675,804 703,261 711,455 714,003 716,819 720,006 724,467 730,108 729,550 730,021 730,599 729,414 724,605 -0.8 722,700 719,500 712,800 704,200 702,600 712,200 -1.7
                                           
Iowa 344,804 333,750 329,649 325,843 326,831 324,169 326,160 326,218 329,504 335,566 341,333 348,112 350,152 7.3 353,200 354,800 353,700 353,500 353,500 349,100 -0.3
Kansas 319,648 323,157 322,345 321,795 322,491 321,176 320,513 326,201 326,771 331,079 332,997 342,927 347,129 6.4 349,000 350,700 350,000 349,500 351,700 352,300 1.5
Kentucky 459,200 471,429 473,491 476,751 478,254 485,794 487,429 487,165 469,373 472,204 484,466 480,334 488,456 0.3 490,800 490,500 486,300 481,900 474,700 474,200 -2.9
Louisiana 586,202 546,579 536,953 536,882 536,390 533,751 482,082 492,116 499,549 504,213 509,883 512,266 518,802 5.4 524,400 525,400 519,500 515,100 502,000 493,700 -4.8
Maine 155,203 145,701 143,855 141,776 139,420 136,275 133,491 132,338 130,742 129,324 128,646 128,929 130,046 -1.7 129,600 129,600 129,300 129,100 130,800 130,600 0.4
                                           
Maryland 526,744 609,043 610,858 610,337 605,862 597,417 588,571 579,065 576,479 576,473 581,785 588,156 594,216 2.6 600,600 608,600 613,200 620,100 663,300 690,400 16.2
Massachusetts 604,234 702,575 699,495 701,050 692,130 682,175 675,398 670,628 666,926 666,538 666,551 666,402 666,314 -0.6 663,900 660,700 654,300 648,700 644,400 655,600 -1.6
Michigan 1,144,878 1,222,482 1,222,763 1,253,811 1,229,121 1,211,698 1,191,397 1,170,558 1,136,823 1,118,569 1,114,611 1,075,584 1,070,873 -8.5 1,060,000 1,052,000 1,039,300 1,028,500 1,024,100 1,028,000 -4.0
Minnesota 545,556 577,766 573,028 567,701 564,049 558,447 557,757 558,445 558,180 560,184 564,661 569,963 575,544 3.1 583,000 589,400 593,400 597,300 628,700 649,700 12.9
Mississippi 371,641 363,873 361,615 360,254 360,881 361,057 358,030 356,382 353,512 351,807 351,652 350,885 352,999 -0.9 355,800 354,500 350,200 346,600 334,400 327,000 -7.4
                                           
Missouri 588,070 644,766 642,492 634,667 632,227 628,667 635,142 634,275 631,746 635,411 638,082 642,991 645,376 1.8 645,900 647,100 644,800 643,700 653,100 657,300 1.8
Montana 111,169 105,226 102,721 101,177 100,160 98,673 97,770 97,021 96,354 96,869 97,868 98,491 99,725 2.8 100,900 101,600 102,000 102,200 103,100 102,300 2.6
Nebraska 198,080 195,486 194,653 195,113 195,417 194,816 195,055 195,769 200,095 202,912 206,860 210,292 213,504 9.1 216,500 218,700 219,000 219,300 219,600 219,200 2.7
Nevada 149,881 250,720 262,472 270,940 280,734 288,753 295,989 302,953 307,573 308,328 305,512 307,297 309,360 2.1 312,500 315,800 318,700 321,500 358,900 390,900 26.4
New Hampshire 126,301 147,121 144,487 143,616 142,031 140,241 138,584 136,188 134,359 132,995 132,768 131,576 129,632 -4.8 127,600 126,500 125,200 124,400 128,000 132,900 2.5
                                           
New Jersey 783,422 967,533 971,774 978,609 978,440 975,856 970,592 963,418 954,418 956,765 968,332 981,255 947,576 -1.6 943,900 938,100 929,400 921,200 915,800 929,300 -1.9
New Mexico 208,087 224,879 225,036 224,497 226,032 227,900 229,552 230,091 229,718 231,415 235,343 239,345 239,481 4.1 240,800 241,700 241,300 240,800 240,100 237,300 -0.9
New York 1,827,418 2,028,906 2,016,847 2,016,282 1,978,181 1,942,575 1,909,028 1,887,284 1,856,315 1,843,080 1,847,003 1,869,150 1,857,574 -1.6 1,861,300 1,862,100 1,850,600 1,842,700 1,835,100 1,847,300 -0.6
North Carolina 783,132 945,470 955,965 963,967 974,019 985,740 1,003,118 1,027,067 1,072,324 1,058,926 1,053,801 1,058,409 1,074,063 4.6 1,080,300 1,086,100 1,085,700 1,085,400 1,148,900 1,208,500 12.5
North Dakota 84,943 72,421 70,454 69,089 67,870 67,122 65,638 64,395 63,492 63,955 64,576 66,035 67,888 5.4 69,400 70,600 71,700 72,500 74,200 73,100 7.7
                                           
Ohio 1,257,580 1,293,646 1,286,632 1,283,795 1,278,202 1,267,088 1,261,331 1,253,193 1,241,322 1,239,494 1,225,346 1,222,808 1,217,226 -2.9 1,214,500 1,210,500 1,199,800 1,190,000 1,175,500 1,169,800 -3.9
Oklahoma 424,899 445,402 445,989 449,030 450,310 452,942 456,954 459,944 462,629 467,960 476,962 483,464 490,196 6.6 495,600 497,700 495,900 494,900 495,500 497,800 1.6
Oregon 340,243 379,264 381,678 381,988 378,052 376,933 379,680 380,576 383,598 395,421 404,451 392,601 391,310 2.8 393,200 395,500 396,500 398,300 423,500 442,000 13.0
Pennsylvania 1,172,164 1,257,824 1,254,692 1,241,636 1,235,624 1,234,828 1,227,625 1,220,074 1,205,351 1,194,327 1,200,446 1,209,766 1,204,850 -1.2 1,205,800 1,206,600 1,202,900 1,201,000 1,219,100 1,230,500 2.1
Rhode Island 101,797 113,545 112,783 112,544 111,209 107,040 103,870 101,996 99,159 97,983 98,184 97,734 97,659 -4.3 96,100 97,100 97,500 97,300 99,900 102,200 4.6
                                           
South Carolina 452,033 493,226 486,723 500,427 500,743 504,264 498,030 501,273 504,566 507,602 512,124 515,581 519,389 3.6 527,100 530,300 529,400 528,800 540,100 546,900 5.3
South Dakota 95,165 87,838 86,982 89,450 86,015 83,891 83,530 83,137 83,424 87,477 85,745 87,936 90,529 8.9 91,000 92,100 92,700 93,400 95,000 94,400 4.3
Tennessee 598,111 668,123 674,507 673,337 675,277 670,880 676,576 691,971 681,751 684,549 686,668 701,707 712,749 3.0 718,900 722,500 721,900 722,200 748,000 770,600 8.1
Texas 2,510,955 2,943,047 3,016,214 3,079,665 3,132,584 3,184,235 3,268,339 3,319,782 3,374,684 3,446,511 3,520,348 3,586,609 3,636,852 9.6 3,686,800 3,729,600 3,744,100 3,763,300 3,946,000 4,077,700 12.1
Utah 324,982 333,104 337,974 342,607 348,840 355,445 357,644 371,272 410,258 404,469 413,343 424,979 434,536 17.0 444,100 451,200 455,000 458,900 478,500 493,900 13.7
                                           
Vermont 70,860 70,320 69,299 68,034 66,732 65,935 64,662 63,740 63,096 62,994 62,186 67,989 62,146 -2.5 62,900 62,800 62,500 62,500 65,200 66,800 7.5
Virginia 728,280 815,748 826,184 831,504 837,258 839,687 841,299 841,685 850,444 855,008 864,020 871,446 881,225 4.7 888,100 894,600 895,700 898,400 938,400 970,700 10.2
Washington 612,597 694,367 696,257 697,191 699,248 695,405 699,482 694,858 697,407 704,794 705,387 714,172 718,184 3.4 723,700 728,400 731,000 735,400 792,900 837,200 16.6
West Virginia 224,097 201,201 199,806 200,004 198,836 197,555 197,189 197,573 198,545 199,477 200,313 201,472 202,065 2.3 202,300 201,200 198,100 195,400 183,300 176,600 -12.6
Wisconsin 565,457 594,740 591,804 591,703 589,812 577,950 583,998 584,600 585,212 589,528 593,436 598,479 602,810 3.1 604,500 605,700 602,900 602,300 615,700 620,900 3.0
Wyoming 70,941 60,148 59,093 59,926 59,759 57,285 57,195 57,995 59,243 60,635 61,825 62,786 64,057 10.5 65,700 66,700 67,100 67,600 66,500 63,900 -0.2
                                           
Jurisdiction                                          
Bureau of Indian                                          
Education 35,746 35,021 34,392 33,671 33,671 36,133 30,612 31,381 31,985
DoD, overseas 59,299 58,750 58,214 56,226 53,720 48,691 47,589 44,418 43,931
DoD, domestic 30,697 29,389 28,759 27,500 26,195 25,558 24,052 24,807 25,255
Other jurisdictions                                          
American Samoa 9,390 11,895 11,911 11,838 11,772 11,873 11,766 11,763
Guam 19,276 23,698 23,133 22,551 21,686 21,946 21,561 21,223
Northern Marianas 4,918 7,809 8,015 8,379 8,192 8,416 8,427 8,504 8,140 7,816 7,743 7,688 7,703 -9.4
Puerto Rico 480,356 445,524 438,115 429,413 418,649 408,671 399,447 382,647 372,514 355,115 347,638 334,613 318,924 -16.7
U.S. Virgin Islands 16,249 13,910 13,421 12,933 12,738 11,650 11,728 11,237 10,770 10,567 10,409 10,518 10,576 -5.9
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1990-91 through 2011-12; and State Public Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1980 through 2023. (This table was prepared January 2014.)
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