Why are graduates projected to decline? K-12 School Enrollment is declining. Between 2001-2006, 69% of school districts declined. Age structure of K-12 students is older. Births in Wisconsin were low in 1990s and early 2000s.
Summary Points Peak numbers 2008, then projected decline Similar trends for males and females overall Similar for different race/ethnic groups, except Hispanics who will see substantial increase Changing race/ethnic make-up of population under 18 will likely introduce new challenges and opportunities Wisconsin’s Public School Enrollment: Past, Present, Future