Changes in Public School Enrollment by State Between 1980 and 1993


 
                                                   Percent
                                                 change in
                                                enrollment
                    Enrollment    Enrollment  between 1980
State                  in 1980       in 1993      and 1993
----------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Arizona                513,790       669,459         30.30
Colorado               546,033       625,062         14.47
Idaho                  203,247       236,774         16.50
Montana                155,193       162,891          4.96
Nevada                 149,481       235,800         57.75
New Mexico             271,198       321,164         18.42
Utah                   343,618       468,675         36.39
Wyoming                 98,305       100,899          2.64
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Source:  National Center for Education Statistics. 
 
 


Notes: Greatest Growth in School-Age Poverty Population Between 1980 and 1990 Occurred in Southwestern and Western States.

Source: School Finance: Trends in U.S. Education Spending (Letter Report, 09/15/95, GAO/HEHS-95-235) . Full text of report available from General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports.

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