I loved reading this from NHERI News. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. concluded that there were an estimated 3.135 million school-age (K-12) homeschool students in the United States during the 2021-2022 school year. It’s noteworthy that there is currently a DECLINE as many students who were homeschooling during the pandemic have returned to their previous school.
“The United States Census Bureau (USCB) (2021a) reported that the number of households with school-age homeschool children doubled from March of 2020 to March of 2021 but the USCB was careful to explain the many limitations of their sampling and some nuances built into their estimates (Ray, 2021b). Ray estimated that there were 3.721 million K-12 homeschool students during the 2020-2021 school year (see also: McDonald, 2021; Duvall, 2022)”
The state with the HIGHEST percentage of school-aged children being homeschooled? North Carolina! In NC, almost 10% of all school-age children are homeschooled. Contrasted by about 5% in other states.