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 6. -- Percent change in public secondary enrollment in grades 9 to 12, by state: Fall 1999 to fall 2009
Overall, public high school enrollment is projected to increase 9 percent over the next ten years. Nevada has the largest projected percent increase at 50 percent, from 89,000 students in 1999 to 133,000 students in 2009. Another western state, Arizona, has the second largest projected percent increase at 35 percent, from 243,000 students in 1998 to 329,000 students in 2009.
Other states outside the western region with large public secondary percent enrollment increases expected by 2009 include North Carolina with a 22 percent projected increase, Georgia with a projected increase of approximately 21 percent, and Illinois, with an expected 17 percent increase. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2009.
[ Table 5. -- Twenty-five school districts with the largest increases in enrollment: Fall 1987 to fall 1997 ] [ Figure 7. -- Enrollment in grades 9 to 12 in public schools, by region: Fall 1989, 1999 and 2009 ]
Last Updated -- August 17, 1999, (smj)