ERIC Number: ED360377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Enrollment Expected To Surpass Historic All-Time High. Issue Brief.
Gerald, Debra E.; Hussar, William J.
Future trends in enrollment projections are useful to school planners who are involved in making decisions about long-term requirements for school facilities and teachers. The 5- to 17-year-old population is expected to increase by 13 percent over the projection period to 2003. During the projection period, total enrollment is expected in 1996 to surpass the level of 1971 (the previous peak), which is 2 years earlier than the previous projection. Enrollment in kindergarten through grade 8 reached its low in 1984 and has risen since, while enrollment in grades 9 through 12 did not reach a low until 1990. Enrollment in high schools is projected to increase by 22 percent. Trends are likely to differ by region and state. The present projections, the first ones based on 1990 Census figures, are higher than those previously presented. Three tables present enrollment projections and a comparison with past projections. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.