The number of students enrolled in Stamford’s Public School system increased by 128 this year, bringing the total number of students in the district to 16,069.
There are still 4,000 fewer students in the Stamford Public Schools than there were in the late 1960s and 1970s.
This is the smallest increase in the last three years, according to the district. The previous two years saw enrollment go up by more than 200. But this year’s increase is still within the guidelines of a recent survey the district commissioned on student population trends and still leaves at least six schools at or over capacity this year.
It is in the elementary and middle school grades where Stamford is seeing the most increase. Elementary school enrollment grew by 64, setting the pace for the district’s growth rate of just over 0.8 percent. Enrollment in the middle schools increased 1.8 percent, rising by 60 students. High school enrollment dropped by 2.
However, Westhill High saw a jump in the size of its freshmen class, increasing the gap in enrollment compared to Stamford high.
Here are the enrollment figures for each school.
Davenport Ridge 558
K.T. Murphy 526
Rogers International 545
Early Childhood Services 182
Total elemetnary 7826
Turn Of River 549
Rogers International 259
Middle School Total 3318
Stamford High 1865
High School Total 4672
We will have more on this next week.