student enrollment

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    District enrollment market share was 76.6% last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year.  With that figure published, we can determine the enrollment market shares for the pandemic school year. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in 2019-20 to 76.6% in 2020-21.
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021
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    District enrollment dropped by over 64,000 students last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year. Last year, the final ADM for districts was 1,344,758 students.  The final ADM for the 2019-20 school year was 1,409,179 students. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in…
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021
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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools enrollment down 4.6%

    Ann Doss Helms of WFAE has the details: In a sign of Charlotte’s growing diversity and the upheaval created by the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has more Hispanic than white students for the first time. A new diversity report shows CMS is now 36.7% Black, 27.2%…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
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    Districts lose 2,000 students, charters add 7,000 in 2019

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the average daily membership (ADM) figures for the second month of the 2019-20 school year.  Compared to the second month of the 2018-19 school year, districts enrolled 1,972 fewer students this year.  On the other hand, charter schools added 7,244 students. Wake County…
    Terry Stoops, December 11, 2019
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    Projected public school enrollment

    Another data point worth highlighting from the release of the The Condition of Education 2019 this week: projected percentage change in enrollment from 2016 to 2028. South Carolina and Florida outpace the region, as enrollment in public schools in New England, New York, and the Rust Belt continue…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2019
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    Will Mecklenburg’s schools of choice benefit from CMS board election?

    Residents of Mecklenburg County had an opportunity to set a new course for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), which is seeing flat enrollment growth due, in part, to the availability of home, private, and charter schools.  Yet, as Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer notes, there’s “not likely to…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2017
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    District school enrollment continues decline

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released student membership figures for the first month of school.  It is interesting to note year-to-year changes in average daily membership (ADM), even if the figure will change by the end of the year.  The ADM figures for the last three school years…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2017
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    Charter membership (ADM) up 12%, surpasses 92,000 students

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently published key enrollment (average daily membership) figures for the 2016-17 school year.  As of the second month of the school year, 92,226 students attended a public charter school in North Carolina.  District membership stood at 1,437,082 students. How does this compare to…
    Terry Stoops, December 20, 2016