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

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DUBLIN, September 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "PreK-12 Enrollment & Demographics, 2021-2022" report has been added to's offering.

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:

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

  • 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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