While slightly below last week's increase we continued to see a bigger increase in school closings this week than we saw in September and October....
Week of 9/12: 2019 Benchmarks
This week we look at districts with increasing enrollment, including some that have not recovered back to pre-Covid-19 levels.
Greater Albany Public Schools, OR presents a chart with enrollment as of October 1st of the given academic year. Enrollment dropped 4.8% for the 2020/21 academic year, and grew very slightly (0.1%) during 2021/22, below the 2019-20 figures. The district is presenting similarly small growth next year.
Alpine School District, UT had a 0.7% decrease during 2020/21 after increasing the previous year. Enrollment jumped 4.2% in 2021/22 to above pre-2019-20 levels and the district projects continued growth next year:
This release from Connecticut on their state results notes, "The Performance Index - the best measure of overall average achievement in a content area – shows that while achievement was increasing prior to the pandemic, the achievement in 2021-22 is still below the three most recent pre-pandemic years." Below is the chart; note the yellow bar is the most recent year, and the gray is 2018/19: