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. (Full-time equivalency (FTE) is based on the proportion of the student's instruction supported by the school district. A school's funding is calculated by the number of full time students.)
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.
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:
The Student Count report is based on data collected on legislated count day, which is the first Wednesday of October. Every school district in the state uses this same day to prevent duplication of student records. Nonpublic school students and home schooled students are not included in the data.
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.
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