The Student Count report provides an unduplicated count of students attending a specific district or school.
The data are important because it helps us understand the number and composition of students attending Michigan schools. The report also reveals how enrollment trends change over time.
This report is based on pupil headcount information and not full-time equivalency. Pupil headcount refers to each student being counted as one, whether the student attends the school full-time or not. (If you are interested in FTE data please click here.)
This is an unduplicated count, meaning a student is counted once and only once even if the student is attending more than one facility or is enrolled in multiple classes. This is contrary to a duplicated count where a student who is enrolled in multiple facilities would be counted multiple times.
Adding the student count for each school within a district may not give you the same total as you will see displayed for the district total. That is, if a district has schools A, B and C, the sum of the students in those schools may not be equal to the total students shown for the district. This could happen because Pre-K students are included at the district level, but not in the individual schools for school years after 2012-13. Pre-K student counts were not included in the school level reports because Pre-K students are not required to be reported at individual schools; they are only required to be reported at the district level.
You may compare count information by different categories such as school year, grade level, and by demographic factors such as gender and race or ethnicity. Data can also be filtered by categories such as economically disadvantaged, English language learners, homeless, migrant students, and students with disabilities. The report settings give you the option of using the student type/cross tab to cross compare by demographic categories and program participation. You can see how count information has been trending since the 2008 school year.
The student count report is the basis for other reports available in MI School Data such as Retained in Grade, Attendance, and Mobility.
Exploring the Student Count report can answer questions like:
Disadvantaged (ED) Students are those who have been determined to be eligible
for free or reduced-price meals via locally gathered and approved family
applications under the National School Lunch program, are in households
receiving food (SNAP) or cash (TANF) assistance, are homeless, are migrant, or
are in foster care. When any of these conditions are present, a student
is considered ED.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) collected the data used to compile this report. The source data for this report are collected in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS). For more details on the data definitions and how the data is collected, please refer to the MSDS Collection Details Manual found on the CEPI website.
Percent of Total = Student Count in selected demographic / Total Student Count for selected demographic.
Statewide Data For Report including crosstabs (Cell Suppressed) as a zipped .csv
The Statewide Data for Report file provides data for the most recent year. To access data for previous
years at the statewide level please use the School Data File.
To change these settings go to edit report
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