Fast Fact – May 20, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2022

In the 2021-22 school year, Colorado public schools saw a slight increase in student enrollment in grades PK-12 after experiencing a sizeable drop during the first year of the pandemic. The Fall 2021 Student October Count conducted by the Colorado Department of Education found overall enrollment increased by 0.4% (approximately 3,300 children), with preschool and kindergarten experiencing the largest increases between fall 2020 and fall 2021. Despite this increase, 2021 student enrollment in Colorado public schools remains below its pre-pandemic level. To learn more about enrollment numbers over the years for your school district or county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 




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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit