Tuesday, November 10, 2015

FTE Data for Dunwoody Cluster and Region 1

The Georgia Department of Education has released the October 2015 FTE Enrollment Data.
 
A summary of the Dunwoody cluster enrollment data is below.  As you will notice there continues to be enrollment growth in the Elementary School lower grades and the 9th Grade Class at Dunwoody appears to be largest class in  years or ever. 

PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Total
Austin ES
21
124
122
118
114
77
80
656
Chesnut Charter ES
22
68
63
72
68
78
92
463
Dunwoody ES
47
203
199
187
167
136
106
1,045
Hightower ES
21
137
152
157
141
114
122
844
Kingsley Charter ES
32
85
79
79
86
81
83
525
Vanderlyn ES
22
116
123
118
142
85
107
713
Totals by Grade 
165
733
738
731
718
571
590
4,246
6th
7th
8th
Total
Peachtree Charter MS
497
518
473
1,488
9th
10th
11th
12th
Total
Dunwoody HS
531
445
379
342
1,697

The next chart outlines the DeKalb Schools Region 1 enrollment data categorized by Subgroup.  I used the 2014 school capacity data as the 2015 capacity data will not be released until MGT/DCSD complete their "assessments".

As the chart indicates, in the Dunwoody cluster, every school with the exception of Chesnut (and those familiar with Chesnut know the capacity number to be laughable), is over-capacity.  According to DCSD Planning Department, 347 of the 844 students at Hightower reside within the city limits of Dunwoody.  So, if a City of Dunwoody School District becomes a reality, where will you put these students in ES?  Fran Millar, Mayor Davis, Mayor-Elect Shortal, anybody?

Dunwoody HS Cluster
Austin
Chesnut
Dunwoody ES
Hightower
Kingsley
Vanderlyn
Peachtree MS
Dunwoody HS
Subgroup Total
Hispanic
40
89
118
715
248
31
446
416
2,103
American Indian
1
2
3
1
8
3
1
10
29
Asian
112
33
277
38
26
278
94
116
974
Black
21
169
181
69
44
23
231
305
1,043
Pacific Islander
1
0
3
1
0
1
2
0
8
White
462
155
426
14
175
360
671
810
3,073
2 or more Races
19
15
37
6
24
17
43
40
201
Total School Enrollment
656
463
1,045
844
525
713
1,488
1,697
2014 Capacity
616
570
973
635
500
576
1,212
1,403
Capacity (+/-)
-40
107
-72
-209
-25
-137
-276
-294
Total Cluster Enrollment
7,431
             

Chamblee HS Cluster
Ashford Park
Huntley Hills
Montgomery
Kittredge
Chamblee MS
Chamblee HS
Subgroup Total
Hispanic
120
179
62
21
171
192
745
American Indian
6
2
3
2
5
4
22
Asian
34
62
52
60
110
162
480
Black
70
135
100
82
233
549
1,169
Pacific Islander
1
1
2
0
0
1
5
White
298
97
488
293
390
424
1,990
2 or more Races
30
16
56
23
28
45
198
Total Enrollment
559
492
763
481
937
1,377
 
2014 Capacity
563
532
699
590
1,077
1,695
 
Capacity (+/-)
4
40
-64
109
140
318
Total Cluster Enrollment
4,609
    


Cross Keys Cluster
Cary Reynolds
Dresden
Montclair 
Woodward
Sequoyah MS
Cross Keys HS
Subgroup Total
Hispanic
1,011
1,106
1,093
1,014
1,279
1,295
6,798
American Indian
6
5
2
2
6
4
25
Asian
106
16
12
14
87
105
340
Black
58
30
62
20
69
99
338
Pacific Islander
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
White
15
10
5
3
11
17
61
2 or more Races
4
1
3
2
4
3
17
Total Enrollment
1,200
1,168
1,177
1,055
1,456
1,524
2014 Capacity
749
850
792
826
1,266
1,215
Capacity (+/-)
-451
-318
-385
-229
-190
-309
Total Cluster Enrollment
7,580

8 comments:

  1. The overcrowding in the Cross Keys cluster is criminal.

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  2. Yes, it is...criminal..and it looks even worse when you see the disparity on paper.

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  3. If a city school system becomes a reality in Dunwoody, one of the very first things that will need to happen will be drawing of new attendance zones, specifically to handle the new geographic changes it brings. It won't be Fran. Mike Davis, or Denny who makes those decisions, it will be the duly elected members of that brand new school board.

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  4. How do you draw up new attendance zones when all the schools are overcrowded (assuming Austin gets it way and is built at current capacity)? More trailers? If that's the case, we may as well stay with DeKalb Schools.

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  5. I would also anticipate, hope, that a City of Dunwoody schools would utilize the legal classroom sizes, not the sizes created by the years of waivers that DeKalb has received. A City school system would draw more people to live in Dunwoody, move from private schools, etc. There simply needs to be more seats for our students. How is that going to be accomplished with there is no room at the currently schools?

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  6. What people in other clusters, say in south DeKalb don't understand, is how bad things are in the 3 Region I clusters. The Cross Keys situation is awful. How could it have gotten this bad? Dunwoody is clearly overcrowded. Chamblee looks underpopulated, which is strange. Things are not just dandy in Region I!

    DCSD policy appears to seek equity in poor treatment. That way, each community is kept occupied just trying to obtain reasonable educational facilities and services in their own region. Few have time to advocate for other regions, because the needs in their own neighborhoods are real. Divide and conquer...

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  7. Some of the crowding goes away because Kingsley won't be able to fill half the school with out-of-zone attendees. It's several hundred kids...seats for a redistricting.

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  8. @Unknown...according to DCSD Planning Department data, as of October 2014 FTE period (data for 2015 has not been released yet), there are only 25 "non-resident" attendees at Kingsley.

    October 2014 Students by Area of Residence

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