Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has posted official enrollment for all schools; here's where to find the numbers.
I'm seeing comments on previous posts that indicate some of you would like to discuss the balance of enrollment at individual schools, such as Community House Middle, which had 1,631 students at the 20th-day count in September. I haven't had time to do any analysis or year-to-year comparison, but I'm interested to hear thoughts. Short answer to a question about why Community House is so much larger than nearby Robinson Middle (1,107 students): Changing boundaries is a school board decision.
|Community House is biggest middle school in CMS|
Spokeswoman Kathryn Block and student placement head Scott McCully didn't have many specifics about why the total enrollment growth was less than half what the district reported in October, based on internal reporting systems when the state's PowerSchool system wasn't working. But Block did take issue with implications that CMS was partly to blame for delays in official reporting.
Last Friday, when the state was saying that all PowerSchool issues related to the monthly enrollment reports had been cleared up, McCully found CMS enrollment listed in two different places on the state web site with totals that were off by thousands of students, Block said. That's why it took a couple more days to resolve that issue.
The state is still checking on about 8,000 students across the state whose race or ethnicity listings are in question. Block said about 3,000 of them are in CMS, enough to skew district and school totals. That's why CMS is waiting until a March 14 system maintenance to run and report demographics, she said.