PreK-12 Enrollment Trends - Market Research, Industry Trends, Market Share

Published: 06/24/2021
Pages: 38
Full Study Price: US$ 1,295

Simba Information’s PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2021-2022 annually provides an overview and examines PreK-12 enrollment trends and demographics in the U.S. 

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 are broken out, with trends over time shown. Information also is provided on the growing number of students being homeschooled or being educated at virtual and blended schools.

The data and insights in this report is designed to help companies that develop and sell instructional resources, educational technology and school support services to stay abreast of important industry changes. 

A 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, along with state education departments and local school districts.

This year it was more important than before, because of the time lag before NCES updates data, to include additional information drawn from other respected sources. They include Bellweather Partners, the Cato Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Connected Nation, EducationSuperHighway, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Center for Homeless Education, the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, the National Parents Union, National Public Radio and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction & Methodology
  • Disenrollment Disrupts Education
    • Why and Who
    • California Illustrates Pandemic Trends
    • Other Examples: Louisiana and Idaho
    • Districts: Large and Small
    • Where Students Went & Departure Impact
  • Public Schools: Numbers & Students
    • Public School Enrollment Growth Slows
      • Table Trends in Public School Enrollment, 2000-2029P
    • Enrollment Patterns Vary Across the States
      • Table Projected Percentage Change in Public Elementary & Secondary Enrollment, 2017 to 2029
    • Birth Rates Will Impact Future Enrollment
  • Impacts on Private School Enrollment
    • Private Schools Face Challenges, See Opportunity
    • Catholic School Enrollment Declines Continue
      • Table Catholic School Enrollment Declines, 2016-2020
    • Support for School Choice Grows
  • Increasing Interest in Charter Schools
    • Table Charter School Growth, 2000 to 2018
    • Table Charter Schools by State, Fall 2019
    • Characteristics of Charter Schools
      • Table Charter School Management, 2018-2019
  • Pandemic Leads to Homeschooling Surge
    • Table Homeschooling, 2003-2016
  • Virtual Schools See Bright Future
  • Graduation Rates Inch Up
    • Table Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates for Public High School Students, 2018-2019
  • Dual Enrollment Offers Opportunities
  • Decline for Students in Poverty
    • Students Experiencing Homelessness
      • Table Title I Schools by State, 2019
  • ELL Population Continues to Grow
    • Table Trends in English-Language Learner Enrollment, 2000-2001 to 2018-2019
    • Table Percentage of Public-School Students who are ELL by State, 2018-2019
  • Special Needs Students Get Services
    • Table Trends in Youth Receiving IDEA Services, 2017-2018 to 2019-2020
  • PreK Progress Stalls
    • Table Enrollment Growth in State-Funded Preschool Programs, 2017-2018 to 2019-2020
    • Table Enrollment & Per-Child Spending in State-Funded Preschool, 2019-2020
    • Pandemic Impacts PreK
  • More Connected Students; Needs Expand
    • Table 3-18-Year-Old Children with Home Internet Access, 2016-2019
  • Conclusion