PreK12 Enrollment Trends - Market Research, Industry Trends, Market Share


Published: 06/01/2019
Pages: 28
Full Study Price: US$ 995

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2019-2020 provides an overview and examines PreK-12 enrollment trends and demographics in the U.S. The main source of the compiled data 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 Council for American Private Education, the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

Simba Information presents 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 number of students being homeschooled and the number of students being educated at virtual and blended schools.

Additional information is provided on subgroups of students, including English-language learners, students in poverty and students with disabilities.

While public school enrollment is on the rise, the pattern varies across the states. Additionally, some students are moving to charters or virtual public schools. Meanwhile, enrollment in traditional private schools is declining.

Overall enrollment increases are good news for providers of educational materials as they point to a larger student population needing resources. To take advantage of the opportunities represented, it is necessary to look at where the growth is occurring both geographically and within student subgroups.

A number of providers of educational resources target individual teachers or parents as potential purchasers of their products, but the bedrock business of educational publishers is selling products at the district or school level.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction & Methodology
  • Public School Enrollment on the Rise
    • Table Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2000-2028P
  • Enrollment Patterns Vary Across the States
    • Table Projected Percentage Change in Public Elementary & Secondary Enrollment, 2016 to 2028
  • Number of Schools and Districts
    • Table Profile of U.S. School Districts by Size, 2018
  • Private Enrollment About 10% of Total
    • Table Trends in Private School Enrollment, 1999 to 2015
  • More Charter Schools, More Charter Enrollment
    • Table Charter School Growth, 2005 to 2016
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students Enrolled in Charter Schools, Fall 2016
  • Homeschool Enrollment Trends
    • Table Homeschooling, 2003-2016
  • Virtual School Enrollment Grows at Slower Pace
    • Virtual Schools
      • Table Virtual Schools by Operator Status, 2017-2018
    • Blended Schools
      • Table Blended Schools by Operator Status, 2017-2018
  • Graduation Rates on the Rise
    • Table Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates for Public High School Students, 2016-2017
  • Students in Poverty are Target for Vendors
    • Table Percentage of Children under Age 18 in Families Living in Poverty, 2016
  • Serving English-Language Learners
    • Table Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2014-2015 to 2016-2017
    • Table Top Ten Languages of English-Language Learners, 2016-2017
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by Grade, 2016-2017
    • Table Percentage of Public School Students who are ELL by State, 2016-2017
  • Special Needs Students Get Services
    • Table Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 2015-2016 to 2017-2018
  • State-Funded PreK Enrollment Up
    • Table Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2015-2016 to 2017-2018
    • Table Enrollment & Per-Child Spending in State-Funded Preschool, 2017-2018