by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
JLF’s Terry Stoops looks at new data released by the Department of Public Instruction.
Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year. Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in district enrollment (average daily membership). Over the last five school years, North Carolina’s district enrollment has been stagnant. Districts added only 770 students, a trivial 0.1 percent increase, during this period.
Find out which districts are shrinking and which are expanding here.