District 202's official 2016-2017 enrollment is 27,594 students based on the 2016 state Fall Housing Report.
In 1990, the district counted five schools and about 3,500 students. District 202 experienced tremendous growth between 1997 and 2008. During that period, District 202’s enrollment increased by about 1,000 to 2,700 students a year.
The district’s enrollment growth stopped when the recession hit in 2008. However, more moderate enrollment growth is expected to resume when the economy improves, probably at a pace of several hundred new students annually.