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Minnesota's public schools lost students again this year


February 24, 2023

Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune file

Hamline Elementary in St. Paul held an open house last May, part of its efforts to court families in the neighborhood as it anticipates declining enrollment.

Minnesota's public school enrollment slipped for the third consecutive year last fall, according to state data released Thursday, but the losses are not as steep as at the height of the pandemic.

The state's public schools lost about 500 students overall, including early childhood and prekindergarten programs - a slide of less than 1%, and a similar rate as the year before. The loss was most pronounced in K-12, where enrollment dropped by about 2,400 students.

In contrast, in fall 2020 public schools saw enrollment from early childhood through 12th grade fall by about 21,000, as more families chose private schools or kept children home.


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