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Table 43. -  Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by grade: Fall 1982 to fall 1996
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                       | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  | Fall  |  Fall
         Grade         | 1982  | 1983  | 1984  | 1985  | 1986  | 1987  | 1988  | 1989  | 1990  | 1991  | 1992  | 1993  | 1994  | 1995  |  1996
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           1           |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10   |  11   |  12   |  13   |  14   |  15   |   16
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                       |                                                 In thousands                                                  |
                       |_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________|_________
       All grades .....|39,566 |39,252 |39,208 |39,422 |39,753 |40,008 |40,189 |40,543 |41,217 |42,047 |42,823 |43,465 |44,111 |44,840 |  45,592
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Elementary ............|27,161 |26,981 |26,905 |27,034 |27,420 |27,933 |28,501 |29,152 |29,878 |30,506 |31,088 |31,504 |31,898 |32,341 |  32,759
                       |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_________
  Prekindergarten .....|   106 |   105 |   109 |   151 |   183 |   193 |   225 |   262 |   303 |   375 |   505 |   545 |   603 |   637 |     674
  Kindergarten ........| 2,740 | 2,754 | 2,900 | 3,041 | 3,127 | 3,196 | 3,208 | 3,225 | 3,306 | 3,311 | 3,313 | 3,377 | 3,444 | 3,536 |   3,534
  1st grade ...........| 2,937 | 3,080 | 3,113 | 3,239 | 3,358 | 3,407 | 3,460 | 3,485 | 3,499 | 3,556 | 3,542 | 3,529 | 3,593 | 3,671 |   3,769
  2nd grade ...........| 2,790 | 2,781 | 2,904 | 2,941 | 3,054 | 3,173 | 3,223 | 3,289 | 3,327 | 3,360 | 3,431 | 3,429 | 3,440 | 3,507 |   3,596
  3rd grade ...........| 2,763 | 2,772 | 2,765 | 2,895 | 2,933 | 3,046 | 3,167 | 3,235 | 3,297 | 3,334 | 3,361 | 3,437 | 3,439 | 3,445 |   3,518
  4th grade ...........| 2,798 | 2,758 | 2,772 | 2,771 | 2,896 | 2,938 | 3,051 | 3,182 | 3,248 | 3,315 | 3,342 | 3,361 | 3,426 | 3,431 |   3,447
  5th grade ...........| 2,912 | 2,798 | 2,761 | 2,776 | 2,775 | 2,901 | 2,945 | 3,067 | 3,197 | 3,268 | 3,325 | 3,350 | 3,372 | 3,438 |   3,447
  6th grade ...........| 3,142 | 2,928 | 2,831 | 2,789 | 2,806 | 2,811 | 2,937 | 2,987 | 3,110 | 3,239 | 3,303 | 3,356 | 3,381 | 3,395 |   3,486
  7th grade ...........| 3,288 | 3,247 | 3,036 | 2,938 | 2,899 | 2,910 | 2,905 | 3,027 | 3,067 | 3,181 | 3,299 | 3,355 | 3,404 | 3,422 |   3,457
  8th grade ...........| 3,123 | 3,222 | 3,186 | 2,982 | 2,870 | 2,839 | 2,853 | 2,853 | 2,979 | 3,020 | 3,129 | 3,249 | 3,302 | 3,356 |   3,398
  Elementary ungraded .|   563 |   535 |   528 |   511 |   520 |   520 |   527 |   540 |   543 |   545 |   539 |   515 |   494 |   502 |     434
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Secondary .............|12,405 |12,271 |12,304 |12,388 |12,333 |12,076 |11,687 |11,390 |11,338 |11,541 |11,735 |11,961 |12,213 |12,500 |  12,834
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  9th grade ...........| 3,248 | 3,330 | 3,440 | 3,439 | 3,256 | 3,143 | 3,106 | 3,141 | 3,169 | 3,313 | 3,352 | 3,487 | 3,604 | 3,704 |   3,793
  10th grade ..........| 3,137 | 3,103 | 3,145 | 3,230 | 3,215 | 3,020 | 2,895 | 2,868 | 2,896 | 2,915 | 3,027 | 3,050 | 3,131 | 3,237 |   3,316
  11th grade ..........| 2,917 | 2,861 | 2,819 | 2,866 | 2,954 | 2,936 | 2,749 | 2,629 | 2,612 | 2,645 | 2,656 | 2,751 | 2,748 | 2,826 |   2,925
  12th grade ..........| 2,787 | 2,678 | 2,599 | 2,550 | 2,601 | 2,681 | 2,650 | 2,473 | 2,381 | 2,392 | 2,431 | 2,424 | 2,488 | 2,487 |   2,582
  Secondary ungraded ..|   315 |   299 |   300 |   303 |   308 |   296 |   288 |   279 |   282 |   275 |   269 |   248 |   242 |   245 |     218
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                       |                                                        Percent                                                |                                                                |
                       |_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________|_________
       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 ............|  68.6 |  68.7 |  68.6 |  68.6 |  69.0 |  69.8 |  70.9 |  71.9 |  72.5 |  72.6 |  72.6 |  72.5 |  72.3 |  72.1 |    71.9
                       |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_________
  Prekindergarten .....|   0.3 |   0.3 |   0.3 |   0.4 |   0.5 |   0.5 |   0.6 |   0.6 |   0.7 |   0.9 |   1.2 |   1.3 |   1.4 |   1.4 |     1.5
  Kindergarten ........|   6.9 |   7.0 |   7.4 |   7.7 |   7.9 |   8.0 |   8.0 |   8.0 |   8.0 |   7.9 |   7.7 |   7.8 |   7.8 |   7.9 |     7.8
  1st grade ...........|   7.4 |   7.8 |   7.9 |   8.2 |   8.4 |   8.5 |   8.6 |   8.6 |   8.5 |   8.5 |   8.3 |   8.1 |   8.1 |   8.2 |     8.3
  2nd grade ...........|   7.1 |   7.1 |   7.4 |   7.5 |   7.7 |   7.9 |   8.0 |   8.1 |   8.1 |   8.0 |   8.0 |   7.9 |   7.8 |   7.8 |     7.9
  3rd grade ...........|   7.0 |   7.1 |   7.1 |   7.3 |   7.4 |   7.6 |   7.9 |   8.0 |   8.0 |   7.9 |   7.8 |   7.9 |   7.8 |   7.7 |     7.7
  4th grade ...........|   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.3 |   7.3 |   7.6 |   7.8 |   7.9 |   7.9 |   7.8 |   7.7 |   7.8 |   7.7 |     7.6
  5th grade ...........|   7.4 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.0 |   7.0 |   7.2 |   7.3 |   7.6 |   7.8 |   7.8 |   7.8 |   7.7 |   7.6 |   7.7 |     7.6
  6th grade ...........|   7.9 |   7.5 |   7.2 |   7.1 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.3 |   7.4 |   7.5 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.6 |     7.6
  7th grade ...........|   8.3 |   8.3 |   7.7 |   7.5 |   7.3 |   7.3 |   7.2 |   7.5 |   7.4 |   7.6 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.6 |     7.6
  8th grade ...........|   7.9 |   8.2 |   8.1 |   7.6 |   7.2 |   7.1 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.2 |   7.2 |   7.3 |   7.5 |   7.5 |   7.5 |     7.5
  Elementary ungraded .|   1.4 |   1.4 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.3 |   1.2 |   1.1 |   1.1 |     1.0
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Secondary .............|  31.4 |  31.3 |  31.4 |  31.4 |  31.0 |  30.2 |  29.1 |  28.1 |  27.5 |  27.4 |  27.4 |  27.5 |  27.7 |  27.9 |    28.1
                       |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_________
  9th grade ...........|   8.2 |   8.5 |   8.8 |   8.7 |   8.2 |   7.9 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.7 |   7.9 |   7.8 |   8.0 |   8.2 |   8.3 |     8.3
  10th grade ..........|   7.9 |   7.9 |   8.0 |   8.2 |   8.1 |   7.5 |   7.2 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   6.9 |   7.1 |   7.0 |   7.1 |   7.2 |     7.3
  11th grade ..........|   7.4 |   7.3 |   7.2 |   7.3 |   7.4 |   7.3 |   6.8 |   6.5 |   6.3 |   6.3 |   6.2 |   6.3 |   6.2 |   6.3 |     6.4
  12th grade ..........|   7.0 |   6.8 |   6.6 |   6.5 |   6.5 |   6.7 |   6.6 |   6.1 |   5.8 |   5.7 |   5.7 |   5.6 |   5.6 |   5.5 |     5.7
  Secondary ungraded ..|   0.8 |   0.8 |   0.8 |   0.8 |   0.8 |   0.7 |   0.7 |   0.7 |   0.7 |   0.7 |   0.6 |   0.6 |   0.5 |   0.5 |     0.5
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NOTE.--Because of changes in reporting practices and imputation of data for nonrespondents in later years, data for prekindergarten enrollment are not comparable over time. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Systems; and Common Core of Data surveys. (This table was prepared May 1998.)


1998 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest