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Early figures show slight enrollment decrease in Jeffco

The Jeffco Public Schools 2016-17 enrollment figures show enrollment has decreased slightly since last year.

The 2016-17 membership in Jeffco Public Schools is 86,361 students, a decrease of 370 students from the previous year. Last year saw an increase of 157 students for the school district. These numbers include students in facilities and may be adjusted based on the outcome of review by the Colorado Department of Education.

“Student populations ebb and flow in our district,” said Superintendent Dan McMinimee. “Right now the increased housing costs on the east side of the district are likely causing lower enrollments, while in the northwest large housing developments are causing overcrowding. We’ll continue to allocate our limited resources the best we can to carry on our tradition of excellence.”

The last year the district saw a decline in enrollment was in 2012-13 when population dropped 251 students from 85,793 to 85,542. The largest increase over the past 10 years was in 2014-15 when the student population grew from 86,011 to 86,574 –; an increase of 563 students.

The 10-year trend for the district is flat. The student population in 2005-06 was 86,375.

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