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District enrollment dropped by over 64,000 students last year

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year.

Last year, the final ADM for districts was 1,344,758 students.  The final ADM for the 2019-20 school year was 1,409,179 students.

The district market share dropped from 79.2% in 2019-20 to 76.6% in 2020-21.


Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...