The early enrollment numbers are in and posted on the District web site here.
There are 182 students assigned to the 9th grade at STEM. The District expects about 158 of them to actually appear in the October 1 count. That would be great. Yet for some reason the District says that there are only another 50 seats available. That doesn't add up to the 250 seats they claim are available in the 9th grade at STEM.
There are 125 students assigned to the 9th grade at Rainier Beach High School. The District expects 91 of them to actually appear in the October 1 count. That would be a smaller 9th grade class than this year's. There are 140 seats available - more than are taken. Wait 'til some of those folks learn that there are seats available at Franklin and Chief Sealth.
Garfield has a waitlist of 110 in the 9th grade, Roosevelt has 66, and Ballard has 38.
West Seattle has 40 9th grade seats available, Franklin has 26, Nathan Hale has 22, Chief Sealth has 9.
Ingraham has over 100 seats available in the 9th grade. Tell me again why we are building an addition to that school.
At the middle school level we see a big jump in enrollment at Aki Kurose. There are 9 Spectrum students assigned there for the coming year - six in the 7th grade and three in the eighth grade. No sixth grade Spectrum students at all yet. The District still claims to have a program there, right?
There's a waitlist in every grade at Mercer.
I'm having trouble reading the numbers for Washington because they appear to report that some APP students are waitlisted. I don't get that. Also, while I don't see a waitlist for 6th grade Spectrum, there are 14 students waitlisted for 7th grade Spectrum. Because the District doesn't offer a Spectrum alternative in the Washington Middle School Service Area (as they do in the Eckstein and Whitman areas), these students will either have to leave the service area for Spectrum or forgo Spectrum participation - a decision that only Central Area students must make.
McClure has a Spectrum student on a waitlist; good thing Catherine Blaine offers an ALO.
Sand Point attracted 45 students - 33 in K - and a total of six in grades 3, 4 and 5.
McDonald attracted 63 Kindergarten students and a total of three in grades 3, 4 and 5.
Queen Anne attracted 46, 25 in K and seven in grades 3, 4, and 5.
There are 223 APP students assigned to Thurgood Marshall and 371 assigned to Lowell. That is NOT an equitable split. Where are the District's promises of parity?
14 students are assigned to the new Spectrum program at Arbor Heights, 12 to B.F. Day. One lone Spectrum student, a third grader, is assigned to the new Spectrum program at Hawthorne.
Madrona K-8 has 37 kindergarteners assigned. That's a bit of a small class for Madrona where the 1-5 classes have 43 to 50 students assigned.
Montlake has a waitlist of 9 for K, TOPS K waitlist is 38. Bryant, Wedgwood and View Ridge all have waitlists for K as well.
Beacon Hill International has a waitlist for K, as does JSIS and Concord. So much for equitable access to programs.