86 percent of kids in closing D.C. schools haven't re-enrolled

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Only 14 percent of the students who attend closing DC Public Schools have re-enrolled in the school system for the fall, schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday.

By comparison, roughly 40 percent of the school system's overall enrollment had submitted the paperwork to re-enroll in the 2013-2014 school year by May 30, according to a presentation Henderson gave at the D.C. Council on Tuesday. The school system predicts 55 percent of its 45,557 students will have submitted their enrollment forms by the end of June, compared with 54 percent of students at the same point last year, and 91 percent by the end of August.

It is not clear how many students are abandoning DCPS for public charter or private schools. Students tend to continue moving from school to school even after the new academic year starts.

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