Published: June 14, 2017 - 34 Pages
Table of Contents
- Table 1: Profile of U.S. School Districts by Size, 2017
- PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ON THE RISE
- Table 2: Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2013-2014 to 2026-2027P
- ENROLLMENT PATTERNS VARY ACROSS THE STATES
- Table 3: Projected Percentage Change in Public School Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Fall 2014
- to Fall 2026 5
- PRIVATE ENROLLMENT SEES DECLINING TREND
- Table 4: Trends in Private School Enrollment, 1995-1996 to 2025-2026P
- CHARTER ENROLLMENT RISES
- Table 5: Charter School Growth, 2004-2005 to 2014-2015
- Table 6: Percentage of Public School Students Enrolled in Charter Schools, Fall 2014
- HOMESCHOOL ENROLLMENT TRENDS UP
- Table 7: Sources of Homeschool Curriculum, 2016
- Table 8: Growth in Students Being Homeschooled, 1999-2012
- Table 9: Number of Students Being Homeschooled by State, 2016-2017
- MORE VIRTUAL SCHOOLS, SOME BLENDED SCHOOLS
- Table 10: Virtual Schools by Operator Status, 2015-2016
- BLENDED SCHOOLS
- Table 11: Blended Schools by Operator Status, 2015-2016
- AN OPPORTUNITY IN LAGGING PERFORMANCE
- STUDENTS IN POVERTY ARE TARGET FOR VENDORS
- Table 12: Percentage of Children Under Age 18 in Families Living in Poverty, 2015
- Table 13: Percentage of Public School Students by School Poverty Level and School Locale, 2014-2015
- SCHOOLS BECOME MORE DIVERSE
- Table 14: Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2004-2005 to 2014-2015
- Table 15: Top Ten Languages of ELL Students, 2014-2015
- Table 16: Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL, 2014-2015
- SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS REQUIRE SERVICES
- Table 17: Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 1990-1991 to 2014-2015
- STATE-FUNDED PREK ENROLLMENT SWELLS
- Table 18: Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2013-2014 to 2015-2016
- Table 19: Enrollment in State-Funded Preschool, 2015-2016
PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2017-2018Simba Information's PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2017-2018 provides an overview of and examines PreK-12 education enrollment trends and demographics in the U.S.
In its report, PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2017-2018, Simba Information provides the most recent information available on how many school districts and how many schools there are in the U.S., including how many public schools are charter schools. There is public and private school enrollment data, broken down by elementary and secondary school. Data on charter school enrollment is broken out, with trends over time shown. Information also is provided on the growing numbers of students being homeschooled and students being educated at virtual schools and blended schools.
Additional data is provided on subgroups of students, including preschool students, English-language learners, students in poverty and students with disabilities.
Scope & MethodologyThe main source of the compiled data found in PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics is the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, generally thought to be the most authoritative source for data of this type. However, because of the time lag before NCES updates data, additional information has been drawn from other respected sources including MCH Strategic Data, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
Overall enrollment increases within U.S. PreK-12 education are good news for providers of instructional materials as they point to a larger student population needing education resources. To take advantage of the opportunities they represent, it is necessary to look at where the growth is occurring, both in terms of school enrollment and within student subgroups.
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