INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana saw an increase in enrollment in K-12 schools in 2021, compared to the 2020 school year. The increase was 0.7%, which is a little under 100,000 students.
Enrollment in public and accredited non-public schools has grown to 1.12 million students, 1.03 million of which are enrolled in public schools.
The increase in 2021 was driven by a 5.25% increase in kindergarten enrollment. The state believes that jump is tied to parents waiting to enroll their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With growing enrollment across all school types, today Indiana’s educators are focused on helping our students recover learning impacted by COVID-19 disruptions and building the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare them for a lifetime of future success,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education.
More than 83,000 students are in Indiana’s accredited non-public schools, a number which represents 7.4% of Indiana’s students.
The increase in enrollment breaks down to a 0.2% increase in public schools (2,999) and 5.9% increase in non-public schools (4,672).
A full breakdown of school enrollment numbers can be found by clicking here and then looking under the "Attendance & Enrollment" section.