K-12 Enrollment by Subject: 2012

Published: November 1, 2012

Table of Contents

  • ART COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table ART 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table AMERICAN LITERATURE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table CREATIVE WRITING 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table HUMANITIES 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table JOURNALISM 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table LITERATURE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table SPEECH/DEBATE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table WRITING/COMPOSITION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table CHINESE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table FRENCH 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GERMAN 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table ITALIAN 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table JAPANESE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table LATIN 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table RUSSIAN 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table SPANISH 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • MATHEMATICS COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table PRE-ALGEBRA 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table ALGEBRA 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table PRE-CALCULUS 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table CALCULUS 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table BUSINESS/CONSUMER MATH 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GENERAL MATH 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GEOMETRY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table REMEDIAL MATH 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table STATISTICS 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table TRIGONOMETRY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • MUSIC COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table BAND 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table CHORAL 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GENERAL MUSIC 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table MUSIC THEORY/APPRECIATION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table ORCHESTRA 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • SCIENCE COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table ASTRONOMY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table BIOLOGY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table CHEMISTRY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table EARTH SCIENCE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GENERAL SCIENCE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table LIFE SCIENCE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table PHYSICAL SCIENCE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table PHYSICS 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • SOCIAL STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table CIVICS/GOVERNMENT 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table ECONOMICS 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table GEOGRAPHY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table LAW 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table PSYCHOLOGY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table STATE/LOCAL HISTORY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table U.S. HISTORY 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table WORLD HISTORY/CULTURE 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSE ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES:
    • Table ACCOUNTING 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table AGRICULTURE EDUCATION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table BUSINESS/OFFICE EDUCATION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table CAREER EDUCATION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCES 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table FOOD/NUTRITION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table KEYBOARDING/TYPING 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
    • Table TRADE/TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GRADE LEVEL
  • SUMMARY
    • HIGHEST COURSE ENROLLMENTS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL:
      • Table ELEMENTARY LEVEL HIGHEST 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY COURSE
    • HIGHEST COURSE ENROLLMENTS AT THE MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL:
      • Table MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL HIGHEST 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY COURSE
    • HIGHEST COURSE ENROLLMENTS AT THE SENIOR HIGH LEVEL:
      • Table SENIOR HIGH LEVEL HIGHEST 2010-11 ESTIMATED STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY COURSE

Abstract

There are no comprehensive statistics on student enrollment by academic subject, aside from EMR’s estimates which follow.

In grades K-5 it is reasonable to assume that all students receive instruction in the major subjects, including Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, so there is no need to estimate enrollments by those subjects in the elementary grades.  In the major subjects (which break down into courses within subjects) at the middle/junior high and senior high levels, and in the minor courses at all levels, there is a need for such estimates.  Product developers and marketers need to know the size of each niche (an intersection of subject and grade) within the array of K-12 subjects in order to plan and budget their efforts profitably.  This report provides such student enrollment estimates by course within subject and by grade.    

At the middle/junior high and senior high levels, some courses are as big or bigger than elementary Reading and Math.  Examples of these high enrollment courses include high school 
Spanish (approximately 3.7 million students), Algebra (approximately 4.4 million students), and Biology (approximately 3.5 million students).  On the other hand, some secondary courses are far smaller.  While high school Spanish is at 3.7 million students, Latin enrolls only around 248,000 students.  The body of this report provides the specifics on estimated course enrollments in Art, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Studies, and Career & Technical Education.  

It should be noted that the teacher numbers used here are intended to represent the public elementary, middle junior/high, and senior high schools, and that combined K-12, adult education, special education, and career and technical education schools were not included.  Thus the approximate numbers of teachers by subject and grade are on the conservative side, which also makes the estimated student enrollment ranges conservative.


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