* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the USA from 1971 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 58.02 percent with a minumum of 37.73 percent in 1972 and a maximum of 70.97 percent in 1996. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Preprimary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to programs at the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and to provide a bridge between home and school.