• Boston Public Schools enrollment has dropped 14% over last five years

    1 day ago - By Boston Herald

    Boston Public Schools' enrollment has plunged 14% over the last five years, a trend experts variously attribute to students opting out, moving out or dropping out.
    The number has steadily declined, from 52,665 in 2018 to 46,169 this year, with dropout rates of 5.4% in 2018 to 2% in 2021, the most recent year for which the district and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education had a statistic.
    “I think declining enrollment is something we're seeing in many of the urban centers, where we're seeing fewer school-aged children,” said incoming Superintendent Mary Skipper. “We're...
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