For some reason, the District has not posted this year's enrollment reports on the District web site. They are posted by Research, Evaluation and Assessment which is led by Mark Teoh. The District has the reports; Mr. Teoh just hasn't posted them. Nice transparency.
Meg Diaz, however, got the October 1 enrollment report (pre-adjusted). You can see it here.
As I flipped through it, a few of the numbers jumped out at me.
* Rainier Beach High School
The 9th grade enrollment is only 93. The budget was based on a projected AAFTE of 169 in the 9th grade. Total enrollment was funded to 402 AAFTE while the October 1 count shows an FTE of 345.72. The actual AAFTE is coming in 56 students lower than the projection. That's got to have an effect on the funding and the staffing.
9th grade enrollment at Cleveland is 277. That's in excess of the 250 student cap.
* Crowded High Schools
9th grade enrollment at Franklin is 411. Four years of that would be 1644 - way too many for the building. Garfield and Roosevelt are also well over 400. Hale has grown significantly and Ingraham's 9th grade is about half again as big as any other class.
* Less Crowded High Schools?
Chief Sealth's 9th grade enrollment was cut off at 388 - well below the 9th grade cohort size for Franklin, Roosevelt, and Garfield. Sealth was the only other high school where no out-of-area students were allowed to enroll.
* Funding inequity
NOVA has 340 students to Rainier Beach's 364. NOVA's staffing, however, is nothing like the staffing at Rainier Beach. Where's the equity?
* Middle Schools
Aki Kurose is still small. Only 266 6th graders. Mercer got 325.
Broadview-Thomson has only 166 middle-schoolers. It is not taking enough to address the capacity crisis for north-end middle school.
* Under-enrolled schools
Madrona has only 327 students in the whole school and only 102 in the middle school. That's not sustainable. Why hasn't the district put an attractive program there? Like, say, Spectrum.
Pinehurst has only 173 students and only 10 in the kindergarten. That is not a good use of north-end capacity. Something needs to change.
* Over-enrolled school
JSIS has taken about 100 students each of the first two years of the NSAP. The school cannot have six classes this size. The District could cut off the enrollment if they would make it an option school - as they should.