I was trying to send the early enrollment numbers to a member of the press and accidentally stumbled onto this document (which I now can't find the link for). So I'll print it in its entirety.
"The attached draft provides the first analysis of Open Enrollment data. It gives a picture of where things stand now for each school, and what we expect enrollment to look like on October 1. Note that this is “head count” information, not the AAFTE that is used for WSS funding allocations. Information for “Service Schools” (such as Interagency, Homeschool Resource, SBOC, etc.) is not included; it has limited value at this time of year since students are assigned individually throughout the year. Students do not apply for these schools through the Open Enrollment process. The attached report will be posted on the enrollment website on Monday.
Here’s how to read the reports. Remember that this is only part of the picture at a particular point in time. (There may be a few instances where a student is wait listed but choice seats are showing as available, or where physical capacity is available but no choice seats are showing as available. These will be addressed or adjusted as appropriate.)
Column 3: Projections – October 1st Hdct (Funded)
The number of students expected to be enrolled on October 1.
Column 4: Projections – Target Enrollment
The number of students that can be assigned now to meet the projected October 1 headcount. The target enrollment is usually less than the October 1 headcount projection, because it does not include seats held for new attendance area students anticipated to enroll between now and October 1.
Column 5: Assignments – Assigned Total
The number of students assigned; more students are assigned than are expected.
Column 6: Assignments – Estimate to Show
Of the students assigned (column 5), we expect this many students (column 6) to actually be enrolled on October 1.
Column 7: Wait List Count
The number of students on the waiting list by grade and program.
Column 8: Choice Seats Available
The number of additional students who can be assigned. Right now, this is the number of seats available in addition to new attendance area students. The number will be adjusted periodically to reflect the number of new assignments for attendance areaand (if applicable) non‐attendance area students who are assigned.
There are some schools where enrollment is now expected to be higher than originally projected due to one or more of the following reasons:
∙Higher than anticipated enrollment of attendance area students.
∙An increase in 9th grade seats at attendance area schools relative to buildings’ functional capacity.
∙ Assignment of additional K students to try to accommodate incoming K siblings to the extent feasible. As you know, the approved Transition Plan for the New Student Assignment Plan included a commitment to accommodate as many incoming K siblings as possible, and this is reflected in the numbers of students assigned.
We are working on additional analyses that we hope to have available in another week or so. These will include:
∙ District‐wide look to see if the Open Enrollment data suggests any trends that are different from the original projections
done last fall.
∙ Information on assignments for Open Choice seats at attendance area high schools.
∙Information on the extent to which incoming K siblings have been accommodated at requested schools. (We will continue to work with schools that have K siblings on their waiting list to determine where we can further accommodate those students to the extent feasible.) "