Baltimore County elementary schools at 100 percent capacity
Baltimore County's overcrowding issue is only getting worse, according to figures released at last night's school board meeting. Elementary schools across the system are now at 100.12 percent capacity. So while the problem is concentrated in the northern area of the county along the York Road corridor, redrawing school lines would not help the situation. You'd have ever seat filled in every school.
Enrollment is still growing, and at a faster clip than expected. This September, 1,443 more elementary students turned up than last year, far more than the 358 the school system expected.
The total school enrollment went from 104,331 to 105,195 in the past year. Middle school enrollment ticked up 139 students and high school was down 648 students.