USA: Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2005 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 100.37 percent with a minimum of 99.17 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 101.87 percent in 2005.
The latest value from 2017 is 101.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 150
countries is 103.12 percent.
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The primary 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. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.