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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 203.10. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by level and grade: Selected years, fall 1980 through fall 2027
[In thousands]
Year    All
grades
Elementary Secondary
Total Prekin-dergar-ten Kinder-garten 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Un- graded Total 9th grade 10th grade 11th grade 12th grade Un- graded1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1980 40,877 27,647 96 2,593 2,894 2,800 2,893 3,107 3,130 3,038 3,085 3,086 924 13,231 3,377 3,368 3,195 2,925 366
1985 39,422 27,034 151 3,041 3,239 2,941 2,895 2,771 2,776 2,789 2,938 2,982 511 12,388 3,439 3,230 2,866 2,550 303
1990 41,217 29,876 303 3,306 3,499 3,327 3,297 3,248 3,197 3,110 3,067 2,979 541 11,341 3,169 2,896 2,612 2,381 284
1991 42,047 30,503 375 3,311 3,556 3,360 3,334 3,315 3,268 3,239 3,181 3,020 542 11,544 3,313 2,915 2,645 2,392 278
1992 42,823 31,086 505 3,313 3,542 3,431 3,361 3,342 3,325 3,303 3,299 3,129 536 11,737 3,352 3,027 2,656 2,431 272
                                       
1993 43,465 31,502 545 3,377 3,529 3,429 3,437 3,361 3,350 3,356 3,355 3,249 513 11,963 3,487 3,050 2,751 2,424 250
1994 44,111 31,896 603 3,444 3,593 3,440 3,439 3,426 3,372 3,381 3,404 3,302 492 12,215 3,604 3,131 2,748 2,488 244
1995 44,840 32,338 637 3,536 3,671 3,507 3,445 3,431 3,438 3,395 3,422 3,356 500 12,502 3,704 3,237 2,826 2,487 247
1996 45,611 32,762 670 3,532 3,770 3,600 3,524 3,454 3,453 3,494 3,464 3,403 399 12,849 3,801 3,323 2,930 2,586 208
1997 46,127 33,071 695 3,503 3,755 3,689 3,597 3,507 3,458 3,492 3,520 3,415 440 13,056 3,819 3,376 2,972 2,673 216
                                       
1998 46,539 33,344 729 3,443 3,727 3,681 3,696 3,592 3,520 3,497 3,530 3,480 449 13,195 3,856 3,382 3,021 2,722 214
1999 46,857 33,486 751 3,397 3,684 3,656 3,691 3,686 3,604 3,564 3,541 3,497 415 13,371 3,935 3,415 3,034 2,782 205
2000 47,204 33,686 776 3,382 3,636 3,634 3,676 3,711 3,707 3,663 3,629 3,538 334 13,517 3,963 3,491 3,083 2,803 177
2001 47,672 33,936 865 3,379 3,614 3,593 3,653 3,695 3,727 3,769 3,720 3,616 304 13,736 4,012 3,528 3,174 2,863 159
2002 48,183 34,114 915 3,434 3,594 3,565 3,623 3,669 3,711 3,788 3,821 3,709 285 14,069 4,105 3,584 3,229 2,990 161
                                       
2003 48,540 34,201 950 3,503 3,613 3,544 3,611 3,619 3,685 3,772 3,841 3,809 255 14,339 4,190 3,675 3,277 3,046 150
2004 48,795 34,178 990 3,544 3,663 3,560 3,580 3,612 3,635 3,735 3,818 3,825 215 14,618 4,281 3,750 3,369 3,094 122
2005 49,113 34,204 1,036 3,619 3,691 3,606 3,586 3,578 3,633 3,670 3,777 3,802 205 14,909 4,287 3,866 3,454 3,180 121
2006 49,316 34,235 1,084 3,631 3,751 3,641 3,627 3,586 3,602 3,660 3,716 3,766 170 15,081 4,260 3,882 3,551 3,277 110
2007 49,291 34,204 1,081 3,609 3,750 3,704 3,659 3,624 3,600 3,628 3,700 3,709 139 15,086 4,200 3,863 3,557 3,375 92
                                       
2008 49,266 34,286 1,180 3,640 3,708 3,699 3,708 3,647 3,629 3,614 3,653 3,692 117 14,980 4,123 3,822 3,548 3,400 87
2009 49,361 34,409 1,223 3,678 3,729 3,665 3,707 3,701 3,652 3,644 3,641 3,651 119 14,952 4,080 3,809 3,541 3,432 90
2010 49,484 34,625 1,279 3,682 3,754 3,701 3,686 3,711 3,718 3,682 3,676 3,659 77 14,860 4,008 3,800 3,538 3,472 42
2011 49,522 34,773 1,291 3,746 3,773 3,713 3,703 3,672 3,699 3,724 3,696 3,679 77 14,749 3,957 3,751 3,546 3,452 43
2012 49,771 35,018 1,307 3,831 3,824 3,729 3,719 3,690 3,673 3,723 3,746 3,699 76 14,753 3,975 3,730 3,528 3,477 43
                                       
2013 50,045 35,251 1,328 3,834 3,885 3,791 3,738 3,708 3,697 3,684 3,748 3,753 85 14,794 3,980 3,761 3,526 3,476 52
2014 50,313 35,370 1,369 3,772 3,863 3,857 3,806 3,719 3,719 3,710 3,710 3,757 87 14,943 4,033 3,794 3,568 3,496 52
20152 50,438 35,388 1,402 3,713 3,768 3,842 3,869 3,793 3,733 3,731 3,732 3,719 87 15,050 4,019 3,846 3,598 3,537 49
  Projected
2016 50,580 35,504 1,407 3,727 3,779 3,747 3,854 3,859 3,802 3,747 3,754 3,740 87 15,076 3,979 3,834 3,647 3,567 49
2017 50,649 35,551 1,395 3,697 3,793 3,758 3,759 3,844 3,868 3,817 3,770 3,763 87 15,097 4,002 3,795 3,635 3,616 49
2018 50,701 35,606 1,396 3,698 3,777 3,772 3,770 3,749 3,854 3,883 3,840 3,779 87 15,095 4,026 3,817 3,599 3,604 49
2019 50,803 35,683 1,407 3,727 3,779 3,756 3,783 3,760 3,758 3,869 3,907 3,849 87 15,120 4,043 3,840 3,619 3,568 49
2020 50,971 35,717 1,417 3,754 3,808 3,758 3,768 3,774 3,769 3,773 3,893 3,916 87 15,254 4,118 3,856 3,642 3,588 49
                                       
2021 51,146 35,711 1,427 3,781 3,836 3,787 3,770 3,758 3,783 3,784 3,796 3,902 86 15,435 4,190 3,928 3,657 3,610 50
2022 51,317 35,745 1,437 3,808 3,864 3,815 3,799 3,760 3,767 3,798 3,807 3,805 87 15,572 4,175 3,997 3,725 3,626 50
2023 51,488 35,902 1,447 3,832 3,891 3,842 3,827 3,789 3,769 3,782 3,821 3,816 87 15,585 4,071 3,982 3,790 3,693 50
2024 51,619 36,071 1,455 3,855 3,916 3,869 3,854 3,817 3,798 3,784 3,805 3,830 87 15,549 4,083 3,883 3,776 3,757 50
2025 51,712 36,245 1,463 3,876 3,939 3,894 3,881 3,844 3,826 3,813 3,807 3,814 88 15,467 4,098 3,894 3,682 3,743 50
                                       
2026 51,833 36,451 1,469 3,892 3,960 3,917 3,906 3,871 3,854 3,841 3,837 3,816 88 15,382 4,081 3,908 3,693 3,651 49
2027 52,059 36,668 1,474 3,905 3,977 3,938 3,930 3,896 3,880 3,869 3,865 3,845 89 15,391 4,083 3,892 3,706 3,661 49
1 Includes students reported as being enrolled in grade 13.
2 For 2015, the prekindergarten, elementary total, and "all grades" counts include imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California and Oregon.
NOTE: Due to changes in reporting and imputation practices, prekindergarten enrollment for years prior to 1992 represent an undercount compared to later years. The total ungraded counts of students were prorated to the elementary and secondary levels based on prior reports. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Systems, 1980-81; Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1985-86 through 2015-16; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2027. (This table was prepared December 2017.)