The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Thursday released data on school enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in Indiana’s public and accredited non-public schools has grown to 1.12 million students, a modest increase from the previous school year.

“With growing enrollment across all school types, today Indiana’s educators are focused on helping our students recover learning impacted by COVID-19 disruptions and building the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare them for a lifetime of future success,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. 

Enrollment growth in Indiana’s schools is significantly driven this year by a 5.25% increase in kindergarten enrollment compared with the 2020-2021 school year. This strong growth comes as some families are enrolling their children in a K-12 school for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking at the school corporations in Marshall County, the Argos Community School Corporation is the smallest corporation with 645 total students.  The Culver Community School Corporation is second with a total count of 827.  Next would be the Triton School Corporation with an enrollment of 918.  The two biggest corporations in the county are Bremen Public Schools at 1,479 and the Plymouth Community School Corporation with a total enrollment of 3,359.  The two other school corporations that have students from Marshall County are Union North United School Corporation at 1,274 and John Glenn School Corporation with 2,003.   

Indiana’s schools serve 1.12 million students, of which 1.03 million are enrolled in public schools. More than 83,000 students currently attend Indiana’s accredited non-public schools, which comprises 7.4% of Indiana’s students. Indiana saw enrollment increases from the previous school year across all school types, including an increase of 2,999 students (.2%) in public schools and 4,672 students (5.9%) in non-public schools. 

Enrollment calculations are based on a statewide count of students in attendance in an Indiana school on Oct. 1.

A full breakdown of school enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is available here.