story of the day
How goes the school district though? Lots of good news of late of course, including the Gates' award most especially. Still, at the end of the day the question is what the numbers show for enrollment. As I have looked at before, city school enrollment has been faring badly compared to enrollment in nearby suburban school districts. Here is the reported enrollment at the Pittsburgh School District over the last couple decades. It has this appearance of stability up to the beginning of this decade, but I have reason to doubt some of those earlier numbers. I suspect the trend downward started sooner than these numbers show.
|Year||Total enroll.||% change|
Source: 1987-2009: NCES CCD.
Note that news accounts say the school district self-reports total enrollment for the 2009-2010 year as being down to 26,123. That number is inconsistent with the trend above. Numbers above show total enrollment including preschool. The 26K number is K-12 only. Looks like preschool totals for the school district are 1,300-1,400, so add that in to get a comparable number for 2009-2010. I have not seen the 2010-2011 intitial enrollment stats yet.