SAN DIEGO — California’s second largest school district released its official enrollment numbers for the current school year, with 134,053 students enrolled on September 30, down 857 from 2010.
The number includes all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in district-run and charter schools, as well as children in preformal and infant programs. The decrease was slightly larger than projected.
“The enrollment number does not alter our course for the upcoming school year,” said Supt. Bill Kowba. ³We remain focused on advancing student achievement and preparing all students for success in their choice of college and career.”
The total kindergarten through grade 12 enrollment in district-run schools is now 114,458, down by 1,859 students from 2010. Total district-school enrollment from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 is now 117,804, a decrease of 1,683 students from last year, and below by 1,747 students of projections used for budget and staffing. This will result in some schools needing to reduce staff while others will add staff or remain unaffected.
Total district charter school enrollment is now at 16,249, an increase of 826 students from 2010. The district has a total of 42 charter schools this year; there were 41 charter schools in 2010.