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Table 203.10. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by level and grade: Selected years, fall 1980 through fall 2030
[In thousands]
Year All grades Prekindergarten through grade 8 Grades 9 through 12
Total Pre-
kindergarten
Kinder-
garten
1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Un-
graded1
Total 9th grade 10th grade 11th grade 12th grade Un-
graded1,2
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
2015 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
2016 50,615 35,477 1,426   3,699 3,694 3,761 3,874 3,858 3,814 3,754 3,761 3,749 88 15,138 3,986 3,860 3,669 3,571 52
2017 50,686 35,496 1,471   3,684 3,667 3,684 3,788 3,859 3,877 3,827 3,777 3,772 89 15,190 3,996 3,834 3,677 3,631 52

2018
50,694 35,498 1,540   3,681 3,641 3,654 3,709 3,777 3,876 3,893 3,849 3,788 92 15,196 4,004 3,849 3,653 3,649 41
2019 50,796 35,551 1,586 3 3,716 3,647 3,638 3,686 3,706 3,801 3,896 3,918 3,865 92 15,246 4,044 3,868 3,671 3,621 41
2020 49,375 34,061 1,242 4 3,378 3,522 3,529 3,552 3,607 3,646 3,748 3,860 3,889 89 15,314 4,014 3,894 3,700 3,664 42
20215 49,453 34,004 1,414 3,4 3,554 3,458 3,520 3,542 3,551 3,612 3,651 3,756 3,859 88 15,449 4,171 3,874 3,689 3,673 41
  Projected
2022 49,935 34,360 1,547   3,626 3,651 3,675 3,547 3,551 3,560 3,639 3,687 3,786 90 15,575 4,138 4,012 3,699 3,684 42
2023 49,734 34,160 1,525   3,575 3,574 3,648 3,705 3,539 3,566 3,576 3,662 3,701 89 15,574 4,042 3,997 3,826 3,667 42
2024 49,485 33,983 1,500   3,515 3,524 3,571 3,677 3,696 3,554 3,582 3,599 3,676 89 15,502 3,951 3,905 3,812 3,793 42
2025 49,120 33,835 1,493   3,499 3,466 3,521 3,600 3,668 3,712 3,570 3,605 3,613 88 15,285 3,924 3,817 3,724 3,779 42
2026 48,368 33,347 1,371   3,212 3,450 3,463 3,550 3,591 3,684 3,729 3,592 3,618 87 15,021 3,857 3,791 3,640 3,692 41

2027
47,821 32,967 1,366   3,202 3,169 3,447 3,491 3,541 3,607 3,701 3,752 3,606 86 14,854 3,863 3,726 3,615 3,608 41
2028 47,589 32,829 1,433   3,359 3,159 3,166 3,475 3,483 3,556 3,623 3,724 3,766 85 14,760 3,850 3,732 3,553 3,584 41
2029 47,357 32,494 1,444   3,384 3,314 3,156 3,192 3,467 3,498 3,572 3,646 3,738 84 14,863 4,021 3,719 3,559 3,523 41
2030 47,253 32,261 1,469   3,443 3,339 3,311 3,182 3,184 3,482 3,513 3,595 3,659 83 14,992 3,991 3,885 3,547 3,528 41
1 Includes ungraded students as well as students whose grade was not specified. These students were prorated into either the prekindergarten through grade 8 level or the grades 9 through 12 level based on the known grade-level distribution of a state.
2 Includes students reported as being enrolled in grade 13.
3 Includes imputations for nonreported prekindergarten enrollment in California.
4 Includes imputations for nonreported prekindergarten enrollment in Oregon.
5 Includes imputations for nonreported enrollment for all grades in Washington.
NOTE: Data in this table represent the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Due to changes in reporting and imputation practices, prekindergarten enrollment for years prior to 1992 represent an undercount compared with later years. Projections in this table were calculated after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and take into account the expected impacts of the pandemic. 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, 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 2020-21 and 2021-22 Preliminary; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, through 2030. (This table was prepared July 2022.)

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