This chart displays the count and percentage of Kindergarten to 12th Grade (K-12) students enrolled during specific years. Student counts and percentages are displayed by School District and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) during user specific years, organized by common sub-groups including race/ethnicity, gender, and special program eligibility (see list below). Yearly data can be viewed at the State level, at AEA(s) level, or by individual (or multiple) School District(s) level.
The data source, for this chart and accompanying table, is the Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI), fall submission. Counts and percentages are based on students enrolled in a district as of October 1st of the reported year.
Over the years, School Districts consolidate and disappear. As this is a "Trends" report, we use the list of Districts from the most recent year of data, for the base line. This is why the state and district student totals typically match between the "Enrollment Trends" report and the "Enrollment" reports for the most recent year. While comparing previous year's "Enrollment Trends" reports may not match the "Enrollment" reports because some districts have been reconfigured.
Academic District: the district where the student is enrolled and attending as of October 1st, of the reported year
AEA (Area Education Agencey): the state of Iowa currently has nine Area Education Agencies (AEAs); these AEAs function as intermediate service units, and assisting the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) in providing services and support to both school districts and schools; yearly data can be viewed at the State level, at (one or more) AEA(s) level, or by individual (or multiple) School District(s) within specific AEA(s)
Free Lunch: the federally sponsored lunch program where the full cost is provided with federal funds. Students become eligible for free lunch through application or Direct Certification based on a number of conditions, including: in foster care, from migrants labor, or homeless students, all qualify for Free Lunch, if they apply
Reduced Lunch: a federally sponsored lunch program where a partial cost of the school meal is provided by the federal government
Free or Reduced Lunch: students who are currently eligible for either the Free Lunch program or the Reduced Lunch; this category is typically used to easily identify a certain socio-economic category of students
English Language Learners (ELL): Students whose primary/native language is not English and/or students whose proficiency in English puts them at risk for not being academically successful in an English-only classroom are eligible for a Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP); student eligibility is counted even if a waiver is requested by the parent and the student does not receive services in a Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)
Select Year Filter: the user clicks to selects the Academic Year, they wish to review data from
Select AEA: the user can filter the data displayed to one or more specific AEA(s) review
Select School District(s) Filter: the user can select one or more specific school districts to review