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    Enrollment Planning works with internal departments and external offices to provide information, share data, and plan for the changes in Seattle Public Schools enrollment over time (overall district enrollment changes over the last five years are shown in the table below).The partnerships formed outside the district assist with long-range demographic and enrollment forecasts by helping us to identify population changes that are likely to impact the capacity of schools. 

    For most recent updates, check out our Enrollment and Equity Newsletter for Summer 2021.

    Year 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19  2019-20 2020-21
    Student Count 53,102 53,380 52,931 53,627 52,381
    Percent Change 1.5% increase 0.5% increase 0.8% decrease 1.3% increase 2.3% decrease

    For District-Wide Facts and Figures, visit the About Seattle Public Schools page.       

    Research, Reports, and Presentations

    The reports shared below reflect the work of the Enrollment Planning team. We receive several data requests and this is our way of exploring topics and highlighting ongoing research programs and projects. 

    Demographic Reports

    Housing Reports

    To continue tracking both new and existing affordable housing within the district, the Enrollment Planning team works with local developers for planning purposes. Developers can contact the Enrollment Planning Demographer at for more information.

    Last updated: 6/14/2021