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Middle school enrollment has consistently declined over the past 10 years in district schools. One school lost 858 students. But charters and magnet programs are growing. LA Unified is attempting to quell the enrollment drop-off as 133,000 students have left the district since 2006-07 and middle schools have emerged as a key battleground. During the past 10 years, the...
By Sarah Favot | August 17, 2016
Exclusive: Where have all the middle school students gone? The key battlefield in LAUSD enrollment drop
LA Unified is fighting a costly enrollment slide, and its biggest battleground is middle schools. As the district has lost 133,000 students since 2006, data show the biggest consistent declines in enrollment outside of high school over the past 10 years occur when students enter sixth grade. And the drop has become more pronounced in...
By Sarah Favot | August 15, 2016
Overall enrollment is down, but LA Unified has the same number of kindergarteners as 9 years ago, data show
As those inside the district voice a repeated refrain that declining enrollment will likely plunge LA Unified into bankruptcy, new data show it still attracted nearly the same number of kindergarten students last year as it had nine years earlier when it had 133,000 more students overall. The data come as a surprise amid declining enrollment as the county’s...
By Sarah Favot | July 25, 2016
After passionate debate, LAUSD goes on record: ‘No’ to Broad plan
The LA Unified board today put itself on record as opposing a proposal that originated with the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to expand the number of charter schools in the district in the years ahead. By a 7-0 vote, the board made it clear that it would do what it could to discourage the...
By Mike Szymanski | January 12, 2016
LA Unified turning to marketing to reverse declining enrollment
Where’s Don Draper when LA Unified needs him? After more than a decade of declining enrollment, the impact of which is costing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue losses, the district has a plan to stop, or at least slow down, the exodus: Marketing! Now, officials just need to decide on a plan. Each year...
By Vanessa Romo | May 27, 2015
Dip in enrollment could cost LAUSD hundreds of millions
The Los Angeles Unified School District is losing an average of 2.6 percent of students attending traditional public schools — that’s about 56,000 kids — and it’s costing the district hundreds of millions dollars each year. By the current formula, which calculates how much money goes to districts based on student attendance, about $292.4 million will...
By Vanessa Romo | March 18, 2014