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November 18, 2008

Baltimore County enrollment ebbs

For those interested in the ebb and flow of students in Baltimore County schools, check out this story about the latest report on enrollments and projections. 

Basically, the county has continued to see a slight drop in enrollment -- with pockets of growth and decline throughout the region.  

Some highlights: Enrollment as of Sept. 30 stands at 103,643.  Rodgers Forge Elementary is the county's most overcrowded school, nearly 80 percent over its capacity (709 students total there).  The central and northeast areas of the county are seeing the most growth, while the southeast and southwest are generally stable, if not declining. 

This report follows the city school system's announcement (and Sara's story) earlier this month about an expected increase in enrollment for the first time in decades. City schools had 81,274 students in 2007, and officials anticipate that number will rise to about 82,000.

For a look at the county's report, which will be presented to the school board tomorrow night, you can go here.

Posted by Arin Gencer at 6:20 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Baltimore County, Trends


My sense is that Rodgers Forge is where the kids of folks who have moved out of the city for schools end up? I can't tell you the number of former city dwellers who I've talked to who moved just over the county line to have their kids attend Rodgers Forge.

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