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 head count 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.)
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:
I am enrolling my child in a local kindergarten. How many students are in kindergarten at the school?
Select the school you are looking for under Edit Report-Find Location. Under Grade, select Kindergarten. Under Report Category, select All Students, and then click View Results. Your report will provide a graph displaying the most recent count and a chart displaying the trends over a five-year period. Placing your cursor over any of the bars on the graph or dots on the chart will show the count number for that specific category.
How many students are attending my local high school?
Search for your school by clicking on Keyword Search. Then, type in the name of your school. Click the search button. Under Report Settings, select All Grades. Under Report Settings, select All Students then click View Results.
How does my school's size compare to others in the district?
Select the district you are looking for under Edit Report-Find Location, under school select All Schools in District. Under Grade, select All Grades. Under Report Category, select All Students, and then click View Results. When your report appears, click Entity Breakdown. By clicking on the blue arrows in column headers in a report, you can sort your data by ascending or descending order.
What is the proportion of students with disabilities in my school compared to another school in my district?
Select the school you are looking for under Edit Report-Find Location. Click the Add Comparison button. Select All Grades under Grade. Under Report Category, select Students with Disabilities. Under Student Type / Crosstab, select All Students. Then click View Results. When your report appears, you will see a side-by-side comparison of the two schools. You might also want to click Percentage in the gray view bar at the top.
I would like to see all the student count data in a file. How can I do this?
There are two ways to get a data spreadsheet. First, you can select the Download/Print button located at the top of the page to the right of the Edit Report button. This will provide a spreadsheet of the data from your current search settings. Second, if you would like to examine the complete data for a report, the K-12 School Data File provides you with the ability to access all of the data contained in a specified report. Locate and select Data Files from the left navigation categories on the MI School Data web page. You will just need to provide an email address and a spreadsheet will be sent directly to you.
The Student Count report is based on data collected on legislated count day, which is the first Wednesday of October, and is pulled from both the Fall General Collection and the Early Childhood Collection in MSDS. Only students receiving school-based services are in this report. This means Early On and some pre-K Special Ed students would not be included. Nonpublic school students and home schooled students are not included in the data.
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. A student of whatever district is selected and would be included if that district was the Primary Education Providing Entity (PEPE) of the student on the legislated count day.
Pre-K students are included at the district level but not in the individual schools for school years after 2012-13. Therefore, school-level total enrollment will not always equal that of the district level. Pre-K students are not required to be reported at individual schools; they are only required to be reported at the district level.
Pre-K students are also not included in the ISD aggregate, but they are included in the statewide counts. So ISD totals will not equal Statewide in the report.
Location Name: You can select and compare data at different entity levels: statewide, by intermediate school district, by school district, and by individual schools which include all local education agency and public school academy schools.
Student Type/Crosstab: This report setting allows you to compare two separate demographic categories of students within the same report.
Percent of Total: Indicates the percentage of the total student count in a given location for a given group's student count.
Race/Ethnicity: Race and ethnicity definitions follow U.S. Department of Education guidelines.
Economically Disadvantaged: Economically 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.
English Learners: English Learners are students who speak a language other than English as their primary language and who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English.
Homeless: Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The definition and guidelines come from the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Migrant Students: Students whose families have moved within the previous 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing.
Students with Disabilities: Students with one or more specific impairments that require special education or related services and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Ungraded: Students receiving special education services who are not assigned a grade level. For school years through 2011-12, these students may be of any age. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, a student must be age 18 or older as of December 1 to be included in the ungraded category.
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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