A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o nA Back to School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo: America's Schools Are Overcrowded and Wearing Out -- (August 17, 1999)
Figure 4. -- Change in number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary and higher education students: Fall 1999 to fall 2009
Change in number of students (in millions)
As elementary students move into the secondary school grades, enrollment will increase in grades 9 to 12. Projections for 1999 through 2009 indicate an additional 1.3 million high school students over the time period, a 9 percent increase. Decreases in preschool and lower elementary enrollments are expected before leveling out in the next five to ten years. At the higher education level, enrollment is project to rise by 1.5 million over the next 10 years.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2009.
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