Fast Fact – June 4, 2021
In the 2020-2021 school year, Colorado public schools saw a decrease in student enrollment in grades PK-12 for the first time in more than two decades. Due to the disruptions of COVID-19, the Student October Count conducted by the Colorado Department of Education found overall enrollment decreased by 3.3 percent (more than 30,000 children). These enrollment figures are likely temporary underestimates of the true population, especially for children in the early grades and students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, as those groups saw the largest percent decreases. To learn more about public school enrollment numbers this school year for your district or county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.