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Newton school enrollment leveling off

Posted December 9, 2008 08:10 AM

"Newton Public School enrollment has grown for four years in a row, and is projected to level
off for the next two years before growing again,'' a Newton school report says.

Read it all here.

"Net growth of 288 students in total over the past three years was followed by a smaller increase of 14 students this year. The current 2008-09 enrollment of 11,570 students includes continued growth at the elementary schools, the start of growth at the middle schools, and continued declining enrollment at the high schools. Looking ahead for the next five years, the total school population is expected to increase by a total of 221 students,'' the executive summary says.

Want to know how many students those big housing complexes have brought to the schools?

Arborpoint at Woodland station: 33 students

Avalon at Chestnut Hill: 40 students

Avalon at Newton Highlands: 63 students.

The report also refers to several developments that are in the planning stages.

Here's one interesting tidbit (on page 12): the number of elementary students has increased by 523 students over the past five years.

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