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.
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.
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.
Key Topics Covered:
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
Enrollment Patterns Vary Across the States
Birth Rates Will Impact Future Enrollment
Impacts on Private School Enrollment
Private Schools Face Challenges, See Opportunity
Catholic School Enrollment Declines Continue
Support for School Choice Grows
Increasing Interest in Charter Schools
Characteristics of Charter Schools
Pandemic Leads to Homeschooling Surge
Virtual Schools See Bright Future
Graduation Rates Inch Up
Dual Enrollment Offers Opportunities
Decline for Students in Poverty
Students Experiencing Homelessness
ELL Population Continues to Grow
Special Needs Students Get Services
PreK Progress Stalls
Pandemic Impacts PreK
More Connected Students; Needs Expand
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