How's enrollment?

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  1. jlj

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    Wondering how the economy is affecting your enrollment? Any cut backs because of enrollment? Do you accept scholarships or offer scholarships of any kind?
     
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    We're bursting at the seams at 2,550.

    That said, the real test will be in September... I can't imagine that every family who plans to go will be able to do so; there have simply been too many layoffs.

    And, no, we don't offer any scholarships. We're a Catholic Jr/Sr high school in the 'burbs of NYC.
     
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    We are over 400 for a K-8 Catholic school. We are the biggest Catholic school in the city! We are in an upper middle class neighborhood...not sure about scholarships.

    Ohhhhh, that's the first time I have said "we" to refer to my new school!
     
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    Note: Catholic elementary/middle school. There is a high school that's triple our size!
     
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    We are a Catholic High School in a small town. Our enrollment is up again this year thanks to the fact that the only public high school in the region has a horrible reputation.
     
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    Wow! That's great! We are PK-8th in a low-mid. class area and people are struggling. Enrollment is down but from what we're hearing others on our side of town are experiencing the same thing. However, God has kept the doors open approx. 45 years through a number of ups and downs so we are praying that is still His plan!
     
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    Enrollment is down all over the Atlanta area. One school here in my local area even closed its doors after seven years. (they were K3-6th) My mother in law works for one of the largest private schools in Atlanta and even their enrollment dropped for fall.
     
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    We're a private school in Michigan - heart of the automotive area. WE ARE STRUGGLING! With that said, another private school in the area closed and we got 20 of their kids - a windfall for us. We also offered great scholarships this summer. This is only our 6th year and our enrollment is around 110 for preschool - 8th grade. Our K and 3rd grades are full at 14, we have 2 sections of 1st at 23 total. It was hard when so many of our international families from gm and chrysler were sent home plus we miss the diversity. We are sadly saying goodbye this week to a wonderful swedish family:(
     
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    The school where I teach now is getting several students from private schools. I know that the private school that I graduated from has a waiting list for all grades, so in some areas, they are doing just fine.
     
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    OK, I lied.

    Turns out we're up to 2,650. That puts over 650 kids into each of the 4 lunch periods.
     
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    We ended up bursting at the seems this year. We have 80 students over our projected enrollment so our classes have gone from 20-25 students to 25-30 students per class. We are now turning students away because there is no room to put them anywhere.
     
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    We are actually over capacity this year.
     
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    We are a bit over capacity this year...
     
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    Mine is a competitive non-parochial school in Texas and we will always have a healthy wait-list. A few budget cutbacks due to a declining endowment, but we'll always cap enrollment.
     
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    I work at a small christian elementary/middle school. Numbers are still quite low but are going up. We are looking to add high school one year at a time until we have a full high school.
     
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    Long Island announced today that 6 Catholic Elementary schools will face closure in June.

    Luckily our parish school is not among them. As much as my kids attend public school, there's still an attachment to the school that's part of our parish.

    I feel so very bad for so many on Long Island tonight-- this effects a lot of people.
     
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    We are maybe 3 students short for what budget was set so we are struggling somewhat. Concerned about what our numbers will be for next year. We are PK3s -8th grade, small. Since VPK was introduced our PK has dropped. This yr. we do have a few more but not enough since we rely on them to feed into & build Kindergarten. We have serious reservations about VPK in the faith based schools but so many have had to go with it just to keep their doors open. Now it appears with the direction some are trying to take it day care centers, private schools & faith based schools will not be allowed to have PK at all unless they have VPK & meet their requirements. I personally think someone has gone off the deep end! Before all is said & done, they want to require more of those with pre-school ages than any other age/grades! Crazy!! Few day cares, private or faith based schools can afford to pay the salaries these requirements warrant; well unless they give in & take $$ from the gov. which means now the gov. has the say so..... sorry, guess you tell, I am totally against the gov. taking over everything!!!!
     
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    I teach public, but I have noticed we've had a lot more kids transfer in from private schools than we ever have before.
     
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    We had registration for next year this past week.

    I have NO IDEA where they're going to put all those kids!! We have something like 100 more freshmen than graduating Seniors.
     
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    We have just enough kids- I think they'd like 10 more. One of our regular classrooms is being used for art, so technically we are 25 under capacity- but our school is surviving and we are not in financial trouble. We can meet budget. I think they hoped for 154 and we have 160. Our capcaity is 185, but we haven't had that last class of 15 since our local schools switched from Jr. High to Middle School. We are a Pre-K through 6th grade. This year we have two sixth graders and they are in a 5/6 combo because we don't have enough kids who stay through. I think if our school just changed to K-5 we could fill up another class with younger kids, but they don't seem to want to do that!
     
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    we have close to 150 kids.... which is a lot for our school. We are a k-8 school and the only private/christian school in the county. we are adding high school starting 2013, we are adding a grade at a time until there is a full high school.

    I am pretty excited about this as I really want to coach high school basketball!
     
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    At 2650 kids, we're full to the brim and then some.
     
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    Wow! Is this a private school? Catholic?
     

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