TEA Statement on SY 2020-21 Enrollment in Texas Public Schools


“In October 2020, the Texas Education Agency conducted an intermediary data collection to better understand enrollment trends in Texas public schools year-over-year.  
“While overall, three percent fewer students are enrolled in public education in Texas so far this school year (SY 2020-21), the majority of that reduction is represented by early education, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, which are optional enrollment grades. Enrollment in grades for which school attendance is mandatory (grades 1-12) has dropped by one percent. 
“As of October 2020, the majority of Texas public school students (54 percent) were learning on-campus. On-campus learning increased by more than 700,000 students from the end of September 2020 to the end of October 2020.”

For more information on grade-level enrollment trends, please visit TEA’s ‘Summary of Texas Public Schools Student Enrollment Trends: October 2020’.