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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 203.50. Enrollment and percentage distribution of enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by race/ethnicity and region: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2028
Region and year Enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution
Total White Black His- panic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races Total White Black His- panic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
United States                                        
1995 44,840 29,044 7,551 6,072 1,668 1 505   100.0 64.8 16.8 13.5 3.7 1 1.1  
2000 47,204 28,878 8,100 7,726 1,950 1 550   100.0 61.2 17.2 16.4 4.1 1 1.2  
2001 47,672 28,735 8,177 8,169 2,028 1 564   100.0 60.3 17.2 17.1 4.3 1 1.2  
2002 48,183 28,618 8,299 8,594 2,088 1 583   100.0 59.4 17.2 17.8 4.3 1 1.2  
2003 48,540 28,442 8,349 9,011 2,145 1 593   100.0 58.6 17.2 18.6 4.4 1 1.2  
                                         
2004 48,795 28,318 8,386 9,317 2,183 1 591   100.0 58.0 17.2 19.1 4.5 1 1.2  
2005 49,113 28,005 8,445 9,787 2,279 1 598   100.0 57.0 17.2 19.9 4.6 1 1.2  
2006 49,316 27,801 8,422 10,166 2,332 1 595   100.0 56.4 17.1 20.6 4.7 1 1.2  
2007 49,291 27,454 8,392 10,454 2,396 1 594   100.0 55.7 17.0 21.2 4.9 1 1.2  
2008 49,266 27,057 8,358 10,563 2,405   46 589 247 2 100.0 54.9 17.0 21.4 4.9   0.1 1.2 0.5 2
                                         
2009 49,361 26,702 8,245 10,991 2,435   49 601 338 2 100.0 54.1 16.7 22.3 4.9   0.1 1.2 0.7 2
2010 49,484 25,933 7,917 11,439 2,296   171 566 1,164   100.0 52.4 16.0 23.1 4.6   0.3 1.1 2.4  
2011 49,522 25,602 7,827 11,759 2,334   179 547 1,272   100.0 51.7 15.8 23.7 4.7   0.4 1.1 2.6  
2012 49,771 25,386 7,803 12,104 2,372   180 534 1,393   100.0 51.0 15.7 24.3 4.8   0.4 1.1 2.8  
2013 50,045 25,160 7,805 12,452 2,417   176 523 1,511   100.0 50.3 15.6 24.9 4.8   0.4 1.0 3.0  
                                         
2014 50,313 24,923 7,807 12,805 2,470   176 519 1,612   100.0 49.5 15.5 25.4 4.9   0.3 1.0 3.2  
20153 50,438 24,644 7,784 13,080 2,521   177 510 1,723   100.0 48.9 15.4 25.9 5.0   0.4 1.0 3.4  
20164 50,615 24,413 7,765 13,329 2,571   184 511 1,842   100.0 48.2 15.3 26.3 5.1   0.4 1.0 3.6  
20175 50,695 24,149 7,734 13,561 2,616   183 507 1,946   100.0 47.6 15.3 26.7 5.2   0.4 1.0 3.8  
20185 50,728 23,888 7,698 13,752 2,660   184 504 2,043   100.0 47.1 15.2 27.1 5.2   0.4 1.0 4.0  
                                         
20195 50,770 23,659 7,672 13,921 2,696   184 501 2,136   100.0 46.6 15.1 27.4 5.3   0.4 1.0 4.2  
20205 50,857 23,462 7,663 14,084 2,738   185 498 2,227   100.0 46.1 15.1 27.7 5.4   0.4 1.0 4.4  
20215 50,892 23,277 7,654 14,207 2,764   185 494 2,311   100.0 45.7 15.0 27.9 5.4   0.4 1.0 4.5  
20225 51,012 23,163 7,707 14,263 2,812   182 490 2,394   100.0 45.4 15.1 28.0 5.5   0.4 1.0 4.7  
20235 51,098 23,051 7,741 14,298 2,858   180 487 2,483   100.0 45.1 15.1 28.0 5.6   0.4 1.0 4.9  
                                         
20245 51,124 22,940 7,760 14,296 2,908   179 483 2,557   100.0 44.9 15.2 28.0 5.7   0.3 0.9 5.0  
20255 51,119 22,828 7,775 14,279 2,959   178 480 2,621   100.0 44.7 15.2 27.9 5.8   0.3 0.9 5.1  
20265 51,123 22,734 7,787 14,261 3,010   177 477 2,677   100.0 44.5 15.2 27.9 5.9   0.3 0.9 5.2  
20275 51,228 22,684 7,811 14,277 3,069   177 475 2,734   100.0 44.3 15.2 27.9 6.0   0.3 0.9 5.3  
20285 51,419 22,662 7,857 14,334 3,126   177 474 2,788   100.0 44.1 15.3 27.9 6.1   0.3 0.9 5.4  
                                         
Northeast                                        
1995 7,894 5,497 1,202 878 295 1 21   100.0 69.6 15.2 11.1 3.7 1 0.3  
2000 8,222 5,545 1,270 1,023 361 1 24   100.0 67.4 15.4 12.4 4.4 1 0.3  
2005 8,240 5,317 1,282 1,189 425 1 27   100.0 64.5 15.6 14.4 5.2 1 0.3  
2010 8,071 4,876 1,208 1,364 494   6 27 96   100.0 60.4 15.0 16.9 6.1   0.1 0.3 1.2  
2013 7,961 4,593 1,158 1,492 526   6 28 158   100.0 57.7 14.5 18.7 6.6   0.1 0.3 2.0  
                                         
2014 7,980 4,507 1,155 1,566 538   7 28 179   100.0 56.5 14.5 19.6 6.7   0.1 0.4 2.2  
20153 7,934 4,409 1,136 1,610 547   7 29 197   100.0 55.6 14.3 20.3 6.9   0.1 0.4 2.5  
20164 7,959 4,345 1,132 1,668 558   13 30 214   100.0 54.6 14.2 21.0 7.0   0.2 0.4 2.7  
                                         
Midwest                                        
1995 10,512 8,335 1,450 438 197 1 92   100.0 79.3 13.8 4.2 1.9 1 0.9  
2000 10,730 8,208 1,581 610 239 1 92   100.0 76.5 14.7 5.7 2.2 1 0.9  
2005 10,819 7,950 1,654 836 283 1 96   100.0 73.5 15.3 7.7 2.6 1 0.9  
2010 10,610 7,327 1,505 1,077 303   9 94 294   100.0 69.1 14.2 10.2 2.9   0.1 0.9 2.8  
2013 10,573 7,111 1,464 1,212 330   11 87 358   100.0 67.3 13.8 11.5 3.1   0.1 0.8 3.4  
                                         
2014 10,561 7,037 1,459 1,249 338   11 86 380   100.0 66.6 13.8 11.8 3.2   0.1 0.8 3.6  
20153 10,556 6,968 1,458 1,284 348   12 84 400   100.0 66.0 13.8 12.2 3.3   0.1 0.8 3.8  
20164 10,539 6,893 1,449 1,312 360   12 86 426   100.0 65.4 13.8 12.4 3.4   0.1 0.8 4.0  
                                         
South                                        
1995 16,118 9,565 4,236 1,890 280 1 148   100.0 59.3 26.3 11.7 1.7 1 0.9  
2000 17,007 9,501 4,516 2,468 352 1 170   100.0 55.9 26.6 14.5 2.1 1 1.0  
2005 18,103 9,381 4,738 3,334 456 1 194   100.0 51.8 26.2 18.4 2.5 1 1.1  
2010 18,805 8,869 4,545 4,206 533   22 207 424   100.0 47.2 24.2 22.4 2.8   0.1 1.1 2.3  
2013 19,299 8,722 4,561 4,671 588   26 185 546   100.0 45.2 23.6 24.2 3.0   0.1 1.0 2.8  
                                         
2014 19,506 8,681 4,577 4,846 613   28 184 579   100.0 44.5 23.5 24.8 3.1   0.1 0.9 3.0  
20153 19,641 8,601 4,583 4,994 637   29 181 615   100.0 43.8 23.3 25.4 3.2   0.1 0.9 3.1  
20164 19,750 8,513 4,571 5,142 665   30 177 652   100.0 43.1 23.1 26.0 3.4   0.2 0.9 3.3  
                                         
West                                        
1995 10,316 5,648 662 2,866 896 1 244   100.0 54.7 6.4 27.8 8.7 1 2.4  
2000 11,244 5,624 733 3,625 998 1 264   100.0 50.0 6.5 32.2 8.9 1 2.4  
2005 11,951 5,356 771 4,428 1,115 1 281   100.0 44.8 6.5 37.1 9.3 1 2.4  
2010 11,998 4,861 659 4,792 966   133 237 349   100.0 40.5 5.5 39.9 8.1   1.1 2.0 2.9  
2013 12,212 4,733 623 5,077 973   133 224 449   100.0 38.8 5.1 41.6 8.0   1.1 1.8 3.7  
                                         
2014 12,266 4,698 616 5,144 982   130 221 475   100.0 38.3 5.0 41.9 8.0   1.1 1.8 3.9  
20153 12,307 4,665 606 5,192 988   129 216 511   100.0 37.9 4.9 42.2 8.0   1.1 1.8 4.2  
20164 12,367 4,662 612 5,208 989   128 217 550   100.0 37.7 5.0 42.1 8.0   1.0 1.8 4.4  
—Not available.
1 Includes Pacific Islanders.
2 For this year, data on Pacific Islanders and students of Two or more races were reported by only a small number of states. Therefore, the data are not comparable to figures for 2010 and later years.
3 Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California and Oregon.
4 Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California.
5 Projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment data for students not reported by race/ethnicity were prorated by state and grade to match state totals. Prior to 2008, data on students of Two or more races were not collected. 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, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 1995-96 through 2016-17; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Projection Model, 1972 through 2028. (This table was prepared March 2019.)