Back to School Facts

With summer in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for the nation’s 78 million students to return to school. Here are some relevant (and fun) facts from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Those 78 million represent 25.9% of the entire population age 3 and older, Census said. 75% of children 3 to 6 years old were enrolled in school as of October 2013.

Twenty-five percent of elementary through high school students had at least one foreign-born parent.

Twelve million school-age children (5 to 17) speak a language other than English at home. For 8.5 million of them, that language is Spanish.

Around 146,000 students in high school work full time, year-round, while 3.1 million of enrolled high school students work less than full time, year-round.

With those educational facts to start things off, let’s have a great school year!

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