District 202's official 2018-2019 enrollment is 26,545 students based on the 2018 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. Enrollment topped out at just under 30,000 students in 2009.
Enrollment has slowly declined since 2009 due in part to the Great Recession and normal growth patterns. The district may again see moderate growth as the economy improves.