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Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) enrollment

K-12 Enrollment

Including Running Start

Year October
Headcount
Enrollment
2016 1,080,027
2015 1,067,998
2014 1,057,388
2013 1,046,962
2012 1,040,077
2011 1,037,703
2010 1,038,219
2009 1,032,678
2008 1,025,495
2007 1,031,846
2006 1,027,312
2005 1,025,015
2004 1,017,594
2003 1,014,192
2002 1,009,348
2001 1,006,276
2000 1,000,578
1999 1,000,438
1998 998,926
1997 990,165
1996 975,317
1995 954,202

Compared to Age 5 to 17 Population

  • K-12 enrollment usually tracks well with the population age 5 to 17. Moderate variations occur due to trends in the attractiveness of private and/or home schooling.
  • The number of school-age children increased an average of 8,500 per year between 2012 and 2016.
  • Enrollment increases should occur as the school-age population grows by about 12,200 per year over the next eight years.

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Last modified: January 9, 2017
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov