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Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) enrollment

K-12 Enrollment

Including Running Start

Year October
Headcount
Enrollment
2018 1,107,433
2017 1,104,039
2016 1,092,414
2015 1,079,434
2014 1,067,555
2013 1,055,895
2012 1,047,953
2011 1,045,088
2010 1,045,241
2009 1,039,664
2008 1,032,105
2007 1,026,458
2006 1,026,530
2005 1,025,041
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

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 10,900 per year between 2012 and 2018.
  • Enrollment increases should occur as the school-age population grows by about 10,900 per year over the next eight years.

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Last modified: January 8, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov