To use this tool, select the desired options from each of the following menus in this order: 1. Choose Data. 2. Choose Map. 3 Choose Date Range. 4. Choose Graph Type.
Your selected data will be displayed on the map as well as in a graph on the righthand side of the screen.
This tool is sourced from data obtained from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). It is updated periodically as new data becomes available. Data for a given school year usually becomes available between 12-18 months after the end of that school year.
Data from the TEA is subject to state law that prevents the disclosure of student information that could be used to identify a particular student. For this reason, particularly small numbers are masked in reports provided by the TEA. For the purposes of this tool, these masked numbers were estimated based on other known, larger student totals.
This tool reports only homeschool withdrawals and re-enrolls (students who previously withdrew to homeschool, but then later returned to public school) from public school for grades 7-12. It does not include data showing the overall growth of homeschooling in Texas. The TEA does not track, and this tool does not include, numbers for students below grade 7. Anecdotal information indicates that these numbers are a substantial undercount because the lower grade levels represent a large portion of the families leaving public school to homeschool.
For information related to the overall growth of homeschooling in the US, please see the published research at this page. Based on averages from other states (available here), as well as Texas’ status as one of the most homeschool-friendly states in the country, the Texas Home School Coalition estimates that between 8-10% of students in Texas are currently homeschooled.