DeKalb Schools has released Oct 2017 Enrollment, Capacity, & Utilization Data
October 2017 Supporting Documents
Dunwoody School Daze put together this chart, makes interesting observations and asks some questions.
October 2017 Enrollment for Region 1 Schools
Dunwoody Cluster – The only elementary school in the Dunwoody cluster with a growth in enrollment was Dunwoody Elementary. Huge growth at Dunwoody High School.
Chamblee Cluster – Very little enrollment growth in Chamblee Cluster
Cross Keys Cluster – There is a dramatic decrease at the elementary school level.
• If these enrollment trends continue, will a new 2,000 seat CKHS be necessary?
• Despite some neighborhood rezoning to CCHS, Cross Keys saw an increase in enrollment over 2016. Again, will the decrease in enrollment at the ES school level affect the future enrollment at CKHS?
• 31 trailers at Cross Keys for an over-capacity of 121 students? I am assuming these are at CKHS in preparation for conversion to a middle school? Otherwise, this does not make sense to me.
High school expansions draw objections
By Dick Williams For The Crier
While its impact is unclear, a few community leaders are starting to raise pointed questions about the plans for huge expansions at Dunwoody, Chamblee and Lakeside high schools.
The DeKalb Schools plan to use funds from the new Education Special Purpose Local Option sales tax to add 500-600 students to each of the high schools. A common denominator among the three is their small footprints, one-third to one-half of the 25 acres now recommended by the state for construction of high schools.