School Enrollment

Why does this West Side high school have only 33 students?

Applications to the city’s network of public colleges more than quadrupled last month.

About 915,000 children are enrolled in the city’s public schools, nearly 1% more than last year.

The complex process can be daunting for the tens of thousands of eighth graders applying to public high schools.

Parents and advocates say traditional open houses may fill up quickly or gloss over special education.

Schools get money in the summer based on the city’s projections of how many students are expected to fill their seats. After the final tallies are taken on Oct. 31, the Education Department adjusts school budgets, clawing back money from schools that enroll fewer students than anticipated.

The second phase of the massive Rebuilding Stronger reorganization will break up K-8 schools and give families more choices in their area.

Schools are using mentoring and academic advising to help more students stick around.

Parents at Inter-American are looking for solutions, as other gifted and magnet programs have also sought their own alternatives to the lack of busing.

Draft proposals outline more than $200 million in savings through closures and consolidations, while a new committee will explore redevelopment opportunities.

The district will now consider whether to let a new charter operate in the building that’s currently home to one of the schools. 

District officials cited ongoing technical difficulties with the vendor’s testing platform. It’s not clear when students will be able to take the exam.

A single Brooklyn district is home to more than a quarter of the city’s academically screened middle school programs, according to city data.

The district will reschedule the test for eighth-graders who couldn’t finish.

DPSCD has been in negotiations since March with a union representing support staff.

Thrival began as a one-year program within Indianapolis Public Schools in 2017, but expanded to a four-year high school in 2020.

Academic screens will return for some programs in District 2 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

But even with the modest increases this year, CUNY’s enrollment remains far below its pre-pandemic numbers, reflecting a seismic shift in recent years in college enrollment across the country.

The increase will bring more state funding for the district, but it may be temporary.