Children of ‘Baby Boomers’ and Immigrants Boost School Enrollment to Equal All-Time High, Census Bureau Reports

March 27, 2001

The 49 million students ages 3 to 34 enrolled in the country’s

elementary and high schools in 1999 equaled the all-time high first set in

1970 when their “baby boom” parents went to school, according to a report

released today by the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau. Children of new

immigrants contributed to the high enrollment.