Number of kids for upcoming year?

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    Anyone know what your class sizes are up to for this coming fall? Last I heard, we were at 18 kids each, which is amazing!!! The past 2 years we have been at 21.
     
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    When we got out of school we were at 18 in the AM and 16 in the PM but the numbers always grow in the summer!
     
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    As time goes by, so many things are changing.
     
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    Our numbers are so large!

    I'm the only AM/PM teacher at my school. There are 2 other full day teachers (tuition). Right now, I'm at 24 (AM) and 25 (PM)!!

    Luckily, I will have an aid.
     
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    wow - are #s are super low until the week before school starts. We have like9 kids enrolled in our classes - but by the time school starts it will undoubtedly be up to 20.
     
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    We start in August and the numbers are low until September when many parents mistakenly believe school starts! So, we will probably be really low 13, 14 kids each (6 teachers) until September when hopefully we will fill up to 20 students each! Then I can stay in Kinder! Otherwise will move up to 1st or 3rd. Come on Kindergarteners! ;)
     
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    I will probably have around 18-19. I have 16 on my roster right now, but I know I will have more. Every year the office gets flooded the day before school starts with parents registering kids. They have all summer to do this and they wait until the day before!
     
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    Our district has a mandatory cap at 20. They open a new classroom if it goes over that.
     
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    No way of predicting as most enroll the day before school starts or the week after. We've had 27 the past two years. I'm prayer for fewer students this year!
     
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    Our 4 kindergarten classes were all full (at 22) when I left the last day of June. If any enrollments come in over the summer, the students will be "overflowed" to a nearby school. We don't have the physical space for another kindergarten classroom, and staffing is based on total number of students in the school, not total at a grade level.
     
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    I teach high school/

    We won't know until September.

    But typical classes in my building run from 30-40.

    Large classes can hit up to 44. I had a 9th period Calculus class one year with 45.

    In a typical year, I teach about 180 kids, in addition to those in my homeroom and study hall.
     
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    Last I heard, we had five registered, but we're hoping for up to 15. I'd like to have the max, with all the effort I'm putting in...and 15 is such a nice, easy number!
     
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    i think I have 22
     
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    Wow, that would be nice to have a cap...We don't have one, but we have heard rumors that they wouldn't let us go over 25 in K (it's not written anywhere, though). Thankfully, we don't change too much in the summer. Parents at my school generally do a good job enrolling on time.
     
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    Last year I had 33 until they finally hired a 4th teacher at the end of September. I ended up with 24 on average for the rest of the year. The new teacher was not rehired and we are expecting the same numbers again this year. With the economy, who knows if we will get a 4th teacher again if our numbers are that high again.:eek: Oh, and we don't have assistants:help:.
     
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    I have 27 on my roster as of now. I can only legally have 26 in the classroom, so if all 27 show up (or more) then they will move some of them into a first grade class because they are smaller this coming year. I had 26 all last year (with a full-time aide) but I think 26 is too many to have in one room! It's hard to give that 1 on 1 attention so needed in K!
     
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    I am at 10, but have two more possible, and am hoping for at least 2 more. 14 is a number that I like. (Our school caps at 16 per teacher.
     
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    Get this! I have 12 students on roll. I am a regular 5th grade teacher.

    Our county is dying. Foreclosures have hit hard. People have moved to where they can get a job. The school system did not want to fire or RIF anyone, so they simply moved everyone around last year and didn't hire any replacements for the ones who retired. And this is with a fifth high school being built in the county. (The funds for this were earmarked for a new high school several years ago.)

    There are four on our team, and we all kind of figured when we got to school today to get our official list that one would have to go to another grade level or another school. Nope! The other schools are in a similar situation. They have fewer kids on roll, too.

    So right now, we're sitting tight and holding our breaths. Will they have to RIF someone? Will they offer early retirement to some? Will some elementary teachers be moved to middle school and some middle school teachers be moved to the new high school?

    I just can't believe that I actually might end up with 12-14 students in my class. All I can say is that they had better "exceed" on the state test.
     
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    I'll have 24 children total with 2 teachers in the space.
     
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    Fingers crossed for you.
     
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    So far I have 17 and the other K has 18.
     
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    I teach 6th last year I had 3 classes ranging from 24 to 27. I'm hoping for 24 or less this year it's amazing the difference 3 kids can make.
     
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    We're up to 20, 19, and 19 (I have 19). I'm really hoping it stays this way, because I have just enough room for 4 children at each table (one table with 3 kids and my SPED aide).
     
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    I am at 15. I think I'll have between 17 and 18. There are five reg. K teachers and one developmental K teacher (she gets all the young ones with a cap of 15).
     
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    I'm team teaching with another K teacher this year and right now we have 32 total, so that's about 16 each, although we'll have all 32 together in a double room together almost all of the day. :)
     

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