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Friday, September 03, 2010

FW: NCES Releases Back to School Statistics for Fall 2010


Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash

NCES Releases Back to School Statistics for Fall 2010

students step off busAmerica's schools and colleges will welcome back large numbers of students this fall as population increases and high enrollment rates continue to be reflected in more students in America's schools than ever. In particular, record numbers of prekindergarten and kindergarten students are expected to enter the Nation's public school systems.

Here are some key back-to-school facts to consider:

• In fall 2010, nearly 49.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 34.7 million will be in prekindergarten through 8th grade and 14.7 million will be in grades 9 through 12. An additional 5.8 million students are expected to attend private schools this fall.

• Approximately 1,094,000 children are expected to attend public prekindergarten this fall. Enrollment in kindergarten, at approximately 3,693,000, is also projected to be at an all-time high.

• Current expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools will be about $540 billion for the 2010−11 school year. The national average current expenditure per student is projected at $10,792, up from $10,297 in actual expenditures in 2007−08.

• In fall 2010, a record 19.1 million students are expected to attend the Nation's 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities, an increase of about 3.8 million since fall 2000.

For all back to school statistics and the sources, please see: http://nces.edgov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372

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