Friday, October 1, 2010

NEWS RELEASE -- San Diego Unified Enrollment Shows Stability

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District

SAN DIEGO -- California's second largest school district continues to have
stable enrollment, with 134,910 students enrolled on Oct. 1, 2010, the
official enrollment date for the current school year.

The number of students in the San Diego Unified School District is up by
278, continuing a trend of stability over the last several years. The number
includes all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in
district-run and charter schools, as well as children in preformal and
infant programs.

"We're gratified that San Diego's parents, guardians and students have
chosen our schools," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "This is a reflection
of the hard work of our teachers and staff."

The total kindergarten through grade 12 enrollment in district-run schools
is now 116,317, down by 807 students from 2009. Total district-school
enrollment from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 is now 119,487, a decrease
of 897 students from last year, and within 197 students of projections used
for budget and staffing.

Total district charter school enrollment is now at 15,423, an increase of
1,175 students from 2009. The total number of charter schools also increased
from 37 schools in 2009 to 41 charter school this year.

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Linda Zintz
Communications Director
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street, Room 2145
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 725-5578 office
(619) 847-6637 mobile
(619) 725-5576 fax
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