Students Enrolled in Your School District - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Students Enrolled in Your School District

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
travelingfar's Avatar
travelingfar travelingfar is online now
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,122
Senior Member

travelingfar
 
travelingfar's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,122
Senior Member
Students Enrolled in Your School District
Old 05-23-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Another post got me thinking about the size of various school systems where we work or are retired from. I'd be curious to hear how many students are enrolled in your school district and approximately where it is located.

Mine has 163,000 students. It is the 15th largest in the United States. School districts here are administered by the county and not the town. We are a suburban county outside of Washington DC.



Last edited by travelingfar; 05-23-2019 at 02:01 PM..
travelingfar is online now   Reply With Quote

KatieViolet's Avatar
KatieViolet KatieViolet is online now
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,404
Senior Member

KatieViolet
 
KatieViolet's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,404
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Wow! I thought mine was big but when I looked it up it is 64,000. (That’s the last place I taught—staying at home now!)
KatieViolet is online now   Reply With Quote
Haley23 Haley23 is online now
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,545
Senior Member

Haley23
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,545
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

My district is very small- only 3,000 students. There are some benefits. I like that I know everyone in my department across the district and I feel that we support each other in ways that wouldn't be possible in a big district.

However, I'm envious of the opportunities others have to change jobs or move around in large districts. I'm getting burnt out with being in the same place, but I'm afraid to go to another district and lose my seniority/non-probationary status (and, after a certain point this becomes impossible due to the pay cut you'd take, and I'm nearing that point) and then potentially deal with similar if not worse issues. There are literally no positions elsewhere in the district for my same job, so there's nowhere for me to transfer to if I wanted a fresh start or new environment.

I'd also really love to get into reading intervention, but I tried for several years and there are almost never postings because the positions are filled internally. Even when there are, the positions are unstable (dependent on year to year funding) so it's a giant risk to go try to do that in another district vs. staying in your own district where you're non-probationary and worst case scenario would be able to be moved into another type of job within the district rather than losing yours altogether.
Haley23 is online now   Reply With Quote
Mrs. Beige Mrs. Beige is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 226
Full Member

Mrs. Beige
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 226
Full Member

Old 05-23-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Haley 23 said, "My district is very small- only 3,000 students. There are some benefits. I like that I know everyone in my department across the district and I feel that we support each other in ways that wouldn't be possible in a big district."

This made me laugh and realize what a truly diverse group we are! I teach in a medium sized district that has 428 students K-12. I like being able to track my students all the way until they graduate from high school. Our staff is close, for the most part, and wants what is best for our students.
Mrs. Beige is offline   Reply With Quote
sonoma's Avatar
sonoma sonoma is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,091
Senior Member

sonoma
 
sonoma's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,091
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

We have about 32,000 students. We have lost a lot of students due to the high price of housing. Southern California


sonoma is offline   Reply With Quote
travelingfar's Avatar
travelingfar travelingfar is online now
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,122
Senior Member

travelingfar
 
travelingfar's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,122
Senior Member
Question
Old 05-23-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

Never mind.

Last edited by travelingfar; 05-23-2019 at 12:49 PM..
travelingfar is online now   Reply With Quote
nyteacher29's Avatar
nyteacher29 nyteacher29 is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,750
Senior Member

nyteacher29
 
nyteacher29's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,750
Senior Member
Nyc
Old 05-23-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I teach in NYC and we are technically one district, and we have a little over 1 million students. I teach in a 6-8 building and we have 2,000 students. My school is one of the largest in my borough
nyteacher29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Teddi9192's Avatar
Teddi9192 Teddi9192 is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,611
Senior Member

Teddi9192
 
Teddi9192's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,611
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

1,610. Counting the 10 is important.

The district covers 128 square miles. It is pretty rural with a few small towns. The minority population is 2%.

I just looked up for comparison. NYC schools cover 303 square miles with a million students.
Teddi9192 is online now   Reply With Quote
anna's Avatar
anna anna is online now
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,727
Senior Member

anna
 
anna's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,727
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I just retired from a district that has about 27,000 students enrolled.
anna is online now   Reply With Quote
Lilbitkm Lilbitkm is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,269
Senior Member

Lilbitkm
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,269
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 12:27 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

We have over 2000,000 students in my school district, not including the charter schools. My district is the 8th largest school district in the United States and the 4th largest in my state. My school has over 800 students, K-5.

There are 5 elementary schools within less than 10 miles of the elementary school I work at right now.



Last edited by Lilbitkm; 05-23-2019 at 01:50 PM..
Lilbitkm is online now   Reply With Quote
readandweep readandweep is offline
 
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,442
Senior Member

readandweep
 
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,442
Senior Member
District size
Old 05-23-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

I teach in a district with 15,000 students.

My previous district had 1200 students. That was the size of my high school.

I like the bigger district with more opportunities for change and growth.

Also even though my current district is considered urban and low income, my special ed classroom is well-funded, well-staffed and well-supported.

My previous, rural district was none of those things.
readandweep is offline   Reply With Quote
Sbkangas5's Avatar
Sbkangas5 Sbkangas5 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 7,071
Senior Member

Sbkangas5
 
Sbkangas5's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 7,071
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

Our city is strange. The elementary schools are divided into 4 districts, but the junior high and high school are all lumped together with one of the elementary districts. The unified district has 14,335 students.
Sbkangas5 is offline   Reply With Quote
GreyhoundGirl's Avatar
GreyhoundGirl GreyhoundGirl is online now
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 20,922
Senior Member

GreyhoundGirl
 
GreyhoundGirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 20,922
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

We have 2,000 teachers and 20,000 students. We’re the 3rd largest district in the state. There are pros and cons to being in such a large district.
GreyhoundGirl is online now   Reply With Quote
MayCee's Avatar
MayCee MayCee is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,025
Senior Member

MayCee
 
MayCee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,025
Senior Member
Students
Old 05-23-2019, 03:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

We have just over 3,000 students PK-12.
MayCee is offline   Reply With Quote
geoteacher8 geoteacher8 is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 53
Junior Member

geoteacher8
 
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 53
Junior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 03:58 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

We have about 2100 students 4K-12. I graduated from a much larger district myself. I am so glad that my children were in a district this size - big enough to give students choices but small enough that people knew who they were.
geoteacher8 is offline   Reply With Quote
SusanTeach's Avatar
SusanTeach SusanTeach is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,490
Senior Member

SusanTeach
 
SusanTeach's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,490
Senior Member
school district
Old 05-23-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

Mine has about 4,500 - south MS - somewhat rural.
SusanTeach is offline   Reply With Quote
GraceKrispy's Avatar
GraceKrispy GraceKrispy is online now
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 39,763
Blog Entries: 1
Senior Member

GraceKrispy
 
GraceKrispy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 39,763
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

My most recent teaching School district:

Quote:
. This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year).Aug 30, 2018
So sayeth Google. http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/C...nrollment.aspx

The charters are public charters, so they are part of the school district. Looks like it's in the top 10-15, depending on the year.

One of my schools there had 1100 kids k-5 and another had 125 kids k-12

Lilbitkm- you can't really mean 2 million right? Is that an extra 0?
GraceKrispy is online now   Reply With Quote
booklust booklust is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 169
Full Member

booklust
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 169
Full Member

Old 05-23-2019, 06:00 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

My district is made up of one K-8 school in rural NH. We have about 225 students. Tiny district!
booklust is offline   Reply With Quote
Ima Teacher's Avatar
Ima Teacher Ima Teacher is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 28,799
Senior Member

Ima Teacher
 
Ima Teacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 28,799
Senior Member

Old 05-23-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

We have 2,250 kids in our district.

DH’s district has 11,500.
Ima Teacher is online now   Reply With Quote
choppie70's Avatar
choppie70 choppie70 is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,466
Senior Member

choppie70
 
choppie70's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,466
Senior Member

Old 05-24-2019, 01:40 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

We have just over 2,000 students in our district in central Maine.


Our districts are towns that have grouped together to form Regional School Units (RSU) or School Administrative Districts (SAD)

We have three towns in our district and contain 4 elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

My daughter's school "district" is just the town we live in so they have one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. They have about 1,800 students in the district.
choppie70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 17,007
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 17,007
Senior Member

Old 05-24-2019, 03:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

Albuquerque Public Schools is among the top 40 largest school districts in the nation and the largest in New Mexico, serving nearly 84,000 students in 143 schools scattered across nearly 1,200 square miles.
  • Our students live in the city of Albuquerque and the towns of Corrales and Los Ranchos; the counties of Bernalillo and Sandoval; and the pueblos of Isleta and Laguna.
  • Another 7,100 students attend APS-authorized charter schools.
  • APS is the largest employer in Albuquerque, providing full-time jobs for more than 12,000 people including 6,000 teachers.
  • Two-thirds of our students are Hispanic and 16.6 percent are English Learners. We also serve many students in need: nearly two-thirds qualify for the federal school meals program. Another 17 percent of students have disabilities.
Zia is offline   Reply With Quote
MaineSub MaineSub is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,484
Senior Member

MaineSub
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,484
Senior Member

Old 05-24-2019, 04:33 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

Quote:
My district is made up of one K-8 school in rural NH. We have about 225 students. Tiny district!
So far, NH has the record! Rural Maine... I don't have an exact number but we're around 300 PK-8 with about 100 high school students. It has some great benefits and some big challenges.
MaineSub is offline   Reply With Quote
cruxian's Avatar
cruxian cruxian is online now
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,885
Senior Member

cruxian
 
cruxian's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,885
Senior Member

Old 05-24-2019, 05:06 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #23

I live in the mid-Atlantic and we have 89,000 students in our district. The school I currently teach at is small with something like 450 kids in K-5. DD's high school has like 2400 kids. We have about 60 elementary schools, three schools that are K-8, 14 middle schools and 13 high schools.
The nice thing is that there's a lot of variety in a school system of that size (although not as much as there might be). Each of the high schools is able to offer a variety of specialty programs that might interest students but might not be offered in a smaller district----one school might offer a medical biotechnology program while another offers an automotive technology program.
cruxian is online now   Reply With Quote
WhyHello WhyHello is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 220
Full Member

WhyHello
 
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 220
Full Member

Old 05-25-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #24

19,000 and growing rapidly
WhyHello is offline   Reply With Quote
Linda/OH's Avatar
Linda/OH Linda/OH is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,667
Senior Member

Linda/OH
 
Linda/OH's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,667
Senior Member
number of students
Old 05-26-2019, 01:51 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #25

These numbers are amazing! We're a tiny rural district . I've heard we're 25 square miles or something like that. About 1,100 students total at our Pre-K through 12 campus.
Linda/OH is online now   Reply With Quote
angelajw's Avatar
angelajw angelajw is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,967
Senior Member

angelajw
 
angelajw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,967
Senior Member
District size
Old 05-26-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #26

We are a very small pk-12 school in rural Oklahoma with only 483 students.
angelajw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sasha B's Avatar
Sasha B Sasha B is online now
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 890
Senior Member

Sasha B
 
Sasha B's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 890
Senior Member

Old 05-26-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #27

I am in a medium sized district with about 22,000 students. We are one of 17 school districts serving a large urban area.
Sasha B is online now   Reply With Quote
readerleader's Avatar
readerleader readerleader is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,761
Senior Member

readerleader
 
readerleader's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,761
Senior Member

Old 05-26-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #28

Palm Beach County School District. 10 largest school district in the US. 193,000 students. 12,900 classroom teachers.
readerleader is offline   Reply With Quote
Haley23 Haley23 is online now
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,545
Senior Member

Haley23
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,545
Senior Member

Old 05-26-2019, 02:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #29

Quote:
Haley 23 said, "My district is very small- only 3,000 students. There are some benefits. I like that I know everyone in my department across the district and I feel that we support each other in ways that wouldn't be possible in a big district."

This made me laugh and realize what a truly diverse group we are! I teach in a medium sized district that has 428 students K-12. I like being able to track my students all the way until they graduate from high school. Our staff is close, for the most part, and wants what is best for our students.
I should have mentioned that I'm in a fairly large city. I didn't want to say exactly (although regular posters probably already know ) because if you were from the area it would be a dead giveaway. We are extremely tiny in comparison to all of the other metro area school districts. So tiny that most people don't even realize my district exists! Obviously it's common for rural districts to be very small.
Haley23 is online now   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net