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Friday’s Factoid: Enrollment in Texas Public Schools 2009-10 (1 post)

  • nthea | 3 months ago:

    • Texas public school enrollment during the 1999-00 school year was 4,002,227 students. By 2009-10, enrollment had risen to 4,847,844 students. Over the 10-year time period, total enrollment increased by 845,617 students, or by 21.1 percent.

    • During the 1999-00 school year, there were 1,956,000 economically disadvantaged students, representing 48.9 percent of all students. By 2009-10, the number of economically disadvantaged students had risen to 2,853,177, or 58.9 percent of all students.

    • From 1997-98 to 2007-08, enrollment in U.S. public schools grew by 6.9 percent, according to national figures. At the same time, Texas public school enrollment grew by 20.1 percent—an increase of more than three-quarters of a million students (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2010a).

    Courtesy of the Texas Education Agency: Enrollment in Texas Public Schools 2009-10