The Student Enrollment Counts report provides an unduplicated headcount of students attending a specific district or school. This helps users to understand the number and composition of students attending Michigan schools, and shows how enrollment trends change over time.
Note: the report is based on pupil headcount, not full-time equivalency. This means each student is counted once, regardless of whether the student attends full-time or part-time. (For FTE data, please see the District FTE Pupil Count data files.)
The Student Count report is the basis for other reports in MI School Data such as Retained in Grade, Schools of Choice and Other Non-Resident Enrollments and Student Mobility.
The report is updated in early spring. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
- After 2012-13, pre-K students are included at the district level, but not in the individual schools.
- In summer 2020 the name of this report was changed from Student Count to Student Enrollment Counts.
Use the Location and Report Settings to select a location, school year, grade and report category. Data can be filtered by categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, economically disadvantaged, English learners, students with disabilities, and Early/Middle College. Use the student type/cross tab option to cross compare by demographic categories and program participation.
Data view options include:
- Snapshot (a graph and table of the selected data)
- Trend (a graph and table showing changes over time)
- Entity Breakdown (a table shows the data for the selected entity and related entities; if you’ve selected a particular district, the Entity Breakdown would show data for that district, ISD and individual buildings within the district)
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
These options can be customized in the Location and Report Settings.
Location options: Statewide, ISD, District and School
Users with secure access who are logged in can see unsuppressed numbers for the Special Education and English Learner groups for entities for which they have been specifically authorized.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information collects the data for this report through the Michigan Student Data System. Data are pulled from both the Fall General Collection and the Early Childhood Collection. For more information on the MSDS application and reporting rules, please see the MSDS Collection Details Manual on the CEPI website.
Student count data are collected on the legislated fall count day, which is the first Wednesday in October.
Only students receiving school-based services are in this report. This means Early On® and some Pre-K Special Ed students are not included. Nonpublic school students and home-schooled students are not included in the data.
This is an unduplicated count, meaning a student is counted only once, even if the student is enrolled in more than one facility. A student is included in the district selected if that district was the Primary Education Providing Entity of the student on the legislated count day.
Additionally, students from multiple districts may attend Shared Educational Entities. At the building level, data reported will appear under the operating district of the SEE. At the district level, SEE data are included in the aggregate data for the district in which the student is enrolled.
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.
The Early Middle College and Not Early Middle College groups are calculated using students in grades 9-12 only.
During district reorganizations, school buildings are sometimes moved to different parent districts. In these cases, the building name and associated data will appear under the new district in the Location Settings hierarchy, and entity breakdown tables of the Student Enrollment Counts report. However, the aggregated district-level data will not change as a result of this. This is one scenario where building-level data that appear in the data tables will not equal aggregated district-level data.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at email@example.com.
To protect the privacy of individual students, CEPI uses data suppression rules. Secure users can log in to view unsuppressed data for their authorized location.
See the Glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Percent of Total = Student Count in selected demographic / Total Student Count for selected demographic.
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