Public school enrollment - Illinois and Chicago in Illinois

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Enrollment in thousands.

The 2019 Illinois Report Card Glossary of Terms defines "student enrollment" as:

Student Enrollment is the total student enrollment in the school and district as of October 1 of the preceding school year. District-Level Enrollment includes students attending a school in the district and students placed in private schools by the district and funded by the district. This number does not include:
1. Students given vouchers to attend private schools;
2. Students placed by their parents in private schools whose tuition is paid for by their parents, but who receive special education services from their home district.

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Data Source: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Report Card summaries and data sets, available at:

Footnotes: For information on other school districts in Illinois, see the Illinois State Board of Education's website or contact Voices for Illinois Children.