Since the pandemic, K12 schools have been faced with shifts in student enrollment due to a variety of factors, including transitioning to private schooling, homeschooling and district changes, among others. It’s an issue economists have been keeping an eye on as it could negatively impact school funding in vulnerable districts. Fortunately for several states, they’re expected to see a significant boost in student enrollment by 2031, a new analysis suggests.
Statista, a data gathering and visualization service, recently published its projected state-by-state K12 student enrollment forecast from 2021-2031. The data suggests that 13 states will see anywhere from a 0.1% to nearly 12% bump in enrollment. As for the remaining states, they’re likely to see enrollment declines. In fact, the average enrollment trajectory across the board is -5.1%, according to the data.
How does your state look in 2031 in terms of K12 student enrollment? See Statista’s graph below to find out: