City Schools’ funding is directly tied to the number of students attending our schools – the higher the enrollment, the more funding the district receives to support high-quality programs and opportunities from pre-k to 12th grade.
After years of increased enrollment, the district has seen a slight decrease over the past couple of years.
City Schools will continue to offer families a range of high-quality school options, helping students and families find the perfect fit for them, despite this year’s budget challenges. This is an essential commitment – both to fulfill the district’s mission of excellence in education for all students, and to attract and retain students and families.
To help boost enrollment, the district is working on a number of initiatives that will ensure families know about the great options available – from early learning opportunities that make a real difference in students’ later school achievement through high school programs that prepare students for competitive colleges and in-demand careers. The district is in the process of convening a workgroup that includes various stakeholders to develop and implement a range of enrollment improvement strategies over the next few years.