USA: Primary 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 98.75 percent with a minumum of 88.02 percent in 1972 and a maximum of 105.16 percent in 1990. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.