% US K-12 Students attending "Virtual only" schools = 42.6%
% US K-12 Students Attending "Traditional In-person/Every day" schools = 34.7%
% US K-12 Students Attending "Hybrid" Schools = 22.7%
Note: Our data is presented as "students attending schools that offer this learning plan" - most districts also offer virtual even when providing in person For above, 42.6% of US K-12 students are currently attending schools that offer only virtual plans, 34.7% offering traditional, etc.
Trends and Observations
To review, Burbio launched the audit on August 11th showing 52% "virtual only" and it shifted dramatically as the month went on and increased to 62% by Labor Dayas large districts such as Hawaii, Dallas, small cities in the Northeast, Boston and parts of the Midwest reversed previously announced in-person plans. In our Labor Day release we noted that many districts had announced plans to shift from virtual to in-person during September, and that trend has taken hold as the virtual-only number is now 42.6%.
Over 3% of US K-12 students moved from attending virtual-only schools to traditional in-person or hybrid plans this week. Broward County, FL (traditional) Middlesex County, NJ (hybrid) went from virtual to completely in-person offerings. Miami-Dade County, FL completed its transition to in-person (traditional) as did Orleans County, LA (both hybrid and traditional) while chunks of Oakland County, MI, Virginia Beach County, VA, Mercer County, NJ, Burlington County, NJ and St Joseph County, Indiana made switches. Smaller sections of Bucks and Delaware Counties in, PA, Middlesex County, MA. and Macomb County, MI switched to variations of in-person as well, as the trend of incremental changes across the Northeast continued. We again noted shifts in over 20 states from all regions of the US.