CUSD Enrollment Decline Outpaces Demographics

We are often told that CUSD is closing schools because enrollment is declining. How much of that is true?

Lets dig in to the data:

1. Child Population in CUSD (and neighboring districts)

Source:kidsdata.org

2. School Enrollment in CUSD (and neighboring districts)

Source: kidsdata.org

CUSD Enrollment Drop far Outpaces Demographic

Note that the drop in CUSD enrollment far exceeds the slight drop in the number of school going children. That is because many parents are frustrated with the school board policies, including those which have led to some of the most overcrowded schools in the region.

The percentage of CUSD school children going to private schools has grown 3x over the past 10 years. 

We need to fix our public schools, and not make matters worse by closing more of them.

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