U.S. public school enrollment numbers, by ethnicity 2000-2016

This statistic shows the number of students from different ethnic backgrounds that were enrolled in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools from 2000 to 2016. In 2016, there were about 13.3 million students of Hispanic background enrolled in public schools in the United States, up from about 12.1 million in 2012.

K-12 public school enrollment numbers in the United States from 2000 to 2016, by ethnicity

YearWhiteBlackHispanicAsianAmerican Indian/Alaskan Native
2016**24,4137,76513,3292,571511
2015*24,6447,78413,0802,521510
201424,9237,80712,8052,470519
201325,1607,80512,4522,417523
201225,3867,80312,1042,372534
201125,6027,82711,7592,334547
201025,9337,91711,4392,296566
200926,7028,24510,9912,435601
200827,0578,35810,5632,405589
200727,4548,39210,4542,396594
200627,8018,42210,1662,332595
200528,0058,4459,7872,279598
200428,3188,3869,3172,183591
200328,4428,3499,0112,145593
200228,6188,2998,5942,088583
200128,7358,1778,1692,028564
200028,8788,1007,7261,950550
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2016

Supplementary notes

K-12 means that the school teaches grades from public elementary and secondary schools.
* Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California and Oregon.
**Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California.

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