Headcount enrollment in the Cedar Rapids Community School District is up 109 students this fall over the 2012-13 school year. Headcount data shows 16,033 students in alternative kindergarten (AK) through grade 12, compared to 15,924 in 2012-13. Gains were made at both the elementary and high school levels. Headcount enrollment includes all resident and non-resident students in full-time attendance in the schools as of Oct. 1, 2013. It data does not include dual-enrolled or shared-time students.
Certified enrollment in the District – which includes every student served in any capacity in the District – is also up, indicating there are 209 more students than last year. Certified enrollment for 2013-14 is at 16,862 AK-12th grade students.
“While one data point doesn’t make a trend, we are all ecstatic that the data is indicating more students in our schools,” said Dr. Benson, Superintendent. “This number reflects the efforts of our City leadership and flood recovery initiatives, as well as the core neighborhood projects and the reinvestment in housing that is happening. Flood recovery experts indicated it would be a 10-year recovery process but at five years we’re starting to see a strong recovery here. I’m very pleased with these numbers and think that this is an indication of better things to come.”.
Enrollment Report made to the Board of Education on Nov. 11, 2013