Monday, January 30, 2017

Massachusetts Urban School District Enrollment 2016-17

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the district enrollment figures for the 2016-17 school year as of October 1, 2016. Below are the enrollments for the ten Commissioner's districts with a comparison to the previous school year.

While most of these districts did report increases in their student populations, some did report decreases. Four districts (Boston, Brockton, Holyoke, and New Bedford) reported slight decreases in their student populations from the previous school year; the reported changes ranged from -267 in Boston to -22 in Holyoke. 

Change from 2015-16
Boston -267
Brockton  -132
Fall River +40
Holyoke -22
Lawrence +190
Lowell +264
Lynn +201
New Bedford -41
Springfield +154
Worcester +403

The total enrollment of these ten districts represents 20% of the state's public school enrollment. 

All data taken from: