Skip Navigation
Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 6.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in grades PK–12 in public elementary and secondary schools, by region and state: Fall 2003 through fall 2021 (Return to Table 6)
[In thousands]
Region and state Projected—Continued
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 50,067 50,407 50,773 51,146 51,524 51,880 52,260 52,688 53,113
                   
Northeast 8,106 8,114 8,127 8,140 8,158 8,175 8,197 8,224 8,248
Connecticut 546 544 543 542 542 543 545 548 551
Maine 185 186 186 186 187 188 188 189 190
Massachusetts 944 942 941 939 939 939 940 942 944
New Hampshire 190 190 190 190 191 193 194 196 199
New Jersey 1,377 1,376 1,377 1,378 1,380 1,382 1,385 1,390 1,394
New York 2,829 2,830 2,828 2,826 2,825 2,821 2,819 2,817 2,815
Pennsylvania 1,798 1,810 1,825 1,839 1,852 1,865 1,878 1,892 1,903
Rhode Island 141 142 142 143 145 147 148 149 151
Vermont 95 95 95 96 97 98 99 100 101
                   
Midwest 10,580 10,613 10,652 10,688 10,728 10,759 10,789 10,830 10,868
Illinois 2,080 2,083 2,088 2,092 2,098 2,100 2,102 2,106 2,109
Indiana 1,050 1,052 1,056 1,060 1,063 1,066 1,067 1,072 1,077
Iowa 497 498 499 500 501 501 501 501 500
Kansas 490 494 499 502 505 507 509 511 512
Michigan 1,545 1,543 1,540 1,539 1,539 1,539 1,541 1,545 1,551
Minnesota 859 870 883 897 911 925 938 952 965
Missouri 919 923 927 929 933 935 938 942 946
Nebraska 306 309 312 315 318 319 321 322 323
North Dakota 99 99 100 101 102 103 104 104 104
Ohio 1,730 1,729 1,729 1,727 1,725 1,722 1,719 1,719 1,718
South Dakota 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 134
Wisconsin 877 883 890 896 903 909 915 922 929
                   
South 19,165 19,333 19,505 19,669 19,828 19,972 20,124 20,297 20,481
Alabama 754 756 756 756 755 753 751 751 751
Arkansas 487 488 489 490 491 492 492 493 494
Delaware 132 134 135 137 138 140 141 142 143
District of Columbia 67 66 65 65 64 63 62 61 60
Florida 2,678 2,700 2,723 2,751 2,780 2,812 2,847 2,889 2,936
Georgia 1,710 1,723 1,739 1,751 1,764 1,777 1,791 1,808 1,828
Kentucky 668 669 669 669 667 665 663 662 660
Louisiana 700 700 701 701 699 695 692 688 685
Maryland 866 875 886 898 913 927 943 957 972
Mississippi 483 482 480 479 477 473 470 467 465
North Carolina 1,496 1,503 1,511 1,517 1,523 1,527 1,532 1,542 1,555
Oklahoma 671 677 681 684 687 689 690 692 692
South Carolina 737 743 748 752 756 758 760 764 768
Tennessee 993 999 1,006 1,012 1,018 1,023 1,030 1,037 1,046
Texas 5,174 5,259 5,342 5,423 5,500 5,571 5,641 5,712 5,782
Virginia 1,271 1,284 1,297 1,311 1,325 1,339 1,353 1,369 1,384
West Virginia 278 277 275 273 271 268 266 262 259
                   
West 12,216 12,347 12,489 12,648 12,809 12,974 13,150 13,337 13,516
Alaska 136 139 142 145 148 151 154 158 161
Arizona 1,099 1,118 1,140 1,164 1,187 1,210 1,235 1,261 1,288
California 6,385 6,443 6,505 6,584 6,665 6,748 6,838 6,929 7,013
Colorado 871 883 895 906 917 927 936 946 954
Hawaii 180 180 181 182 182 183 184 184 184
Idaho 282 285 288 291 294 296 299 302 305
Montana 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 149 150
Nevada 449 456 464 472 481 491 502 514 528
New Mexico 347 351 355 359 361 364 366 367 368
Oregon 581 587 593 600 606 614 622 632 641
Utah 583 587 590 593 595 599 603 609 616
Washington 1,069 1,083 1,098 1,114 1,131 1,150 1,170 1,192 1,215
Wyoming 92 92 93 94 94 94 94 94 93
NOTE: PK=prekindergarten. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mean absolute percentage errors of PK-12 enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools by state and region can be found in table A-7, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education,” 2003–04 through 2010–11; and State Public Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Model, 1980–2010. (This table was prepared January 2012.)