November 4, 2013

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: 95% of Upstate districts suffer enrollment declines; region’s sharpest drop occurs in Buffalo.

The decline in school enrollment is not an isolated problem across Upstate New York.

Ninety-five percent of Upstate’s 453 school districts are teaching fewer students today than they did five years ago, according to a new analysis by Business First.

A comparison of enrollment figures for 2007 and 2012 indicates that 428 Upstate districts suffered declines. Only 24 districts increased their enrollments during the five-year period, and one was unchanged.