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United States PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2021-2022

  • ID: 5406469
  • Report
  • June 2021
  • Region: United States
  • 38 Pages
  • SIMBA Information
COVID-19 Changes the Outlook for K-12 Enrollment

PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2021-2022 provides data about the PreK-12 student population in the U.S., including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on where students are being educated. Information in the report includes:

  • Current and projected public-school enrollment;
  • Private school enrollment trends, including for Catholic schools;
  • Charter school growth;
  • Virtual school expansion;
  • Surge for homeschooling;
  • Trends in high school graduation rates and dual enrollment;
  • English-language learner statistics;
  • Numbers for students living in poverty, experiencing homelessness;
  • Data by state.

The data in this report comes from the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education and other trusted sources. The information and analysis can help inform the product planning of developers and sellers of instructional resources, educational technology and school support services.

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  • 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
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COVID-19 has upended the U.S. educational system, including the number of children enrolled in school and where and how those children are learning.

“Disenrollment, where children are missing from school whether it is in-person or virtual, is a pandemic phenomenon with implications for children, families, school systems and society,” said Kathy Mickey, managing editor and senior analyst. “As traditional education broke down, we are seeing growing interest in charter schools, virtual schools and homeschooling.”

Looking forward, another challenge to public schools and the funding they receive will be birthrates, which were declining in the U.S. prior to COVID-19, with the pandemic projected to contribute to a further dip.

Most children will return to in-person education at some location this fall. They will bring with them more technology devices distributed during the pandemic, possibly more facility with technology-based learning, but also learning gaps for educators to address.

For companies looking to serve the PreK-12 market in these changing times, the PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2021-2022 provides information on public and private school enrollment trends, data on subgroups like English-language learners, students with disabilities and children in poverty, and updates on topics that include preschool enrollment, high school graduation rates and dual enrollment interest.

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