Friday, October 1, 2010

San Diego Unified Enrollment Shows Stability

California's second largest school district continues to have stable enrollment, with 134,910 students enrolled on Oct. 1, 2010, the official enrollment date for the current school year.

The number of students in the San Diego Unified School District is up by 278, continuing a trend of stability over the last several years. 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.

"We're gratified that San Diego's parents, guardians and students have chosen our schools," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "This is a reflection of the hard work of our teachers and staff."

The total kindergarten through grade 12 enrollment in district-run schools is now 116,317, down by 807 students from 2009. Total district-school enrollment from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 is now 119,487, a decrease of 897 students from last year, and within 197 students of projections used for budget and staffing.

Total district charter school enrollment is now at 15,423, an increase of 1,175 students from 2009. The total number of charter schools also increased from 37 schools in 2009 to 41 charter school this year.