Thanks to Bill Turque’s column, I found the OSSE press release on official DCPS enrollment figures. They still weren’t very clear to me, so I made a little graph to try to see it more clearly. In my graph, I lumped together Kindergarten, Pre-K3 (which means pre-school with 3-year olds), and Pre-K4 (which you can probably figure out without my help). I also lumped together all of grades 1 – 5. So, here are my results:
Here’s what I notice:
One group, the one with children in Kindergarten and Pre-K, has been growing fairly steadily since 2008-9. Another group, the ungraded and adult students, has increased in the last year.
However, all of the other grades, 1 through 12, have been continuing to decline.