Enrollment numbers for Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) are kind of a big deal…as those numbers drive some funding for our school system. The April 2021 report showed an increase of 81 students from the previous month (Enrollment now at 57,366). This brings the total of 1,502 students lower than what was reported in September 2019 and 73 higher than what was reported in September 2020. This is also 2,056 less students than what was reported in April, 2020 (59,422).

Here is a look at past and current data related to enrollment:

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See chart here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/160bCAK5qwLGDGMffNCFhY0FTpHfZNtWofmYo05msz00/edit?usp=sharing

Looking at this a little deeper between March 2021 and April 2021:

Elementary Schools Enrollment: Mar: 25,432 | Apr: 25,526 (+94)
Middle School Enrollment: Mar: 13,648 | Apr: 13,647 (-1)
High School Enrollment: Mar: 18,089 | Apr: 18,077 (-12)
Special School Enrollment: Mar: 116 | Apr: 116 (+0)

There is a lot of discussions happening with the County Budget as it relates to funding for the school system. I would continue to pay close attention to those discussions.

Scott E