Enrollment Up In Frederick County Public Schools This Year

Officials say it’s higher than projected.

Frederick, Md (KM)  Enrollment in Frederick County Public Schools this year is higher than projected.. Officials say the number of students attending classes this year totals 41,378, which is an increase of 658 over last year.

“This is the biggest single-year increase since 2001,” says Chief Operating Officer Ray Barnes, in a statement. “The increase was spread across all levels. Enrollment at the elementary level increased by 189 students; middle school is up by 276; and high school is up by 191 students, and enrollment in special schools is up by two students.”

The school system says 14 elementary schools are 100% over state-rated capacity: Centerville is at 148%; Waverly at 142%; Urbana at 137%; Deer Crossing at 124%; Tuscarora at 118%; Monocacy Valley Montessori at 112% (capacity there is based on program limitations); New Market and Yellow Springs at 107%; Whittier at 105%; Orchard Grove at 104%; Walkersville at 103%; Monocacy Elementary at 102%; and Brunswick at 101%.

Oakdale Middle School is at 107% over state-rated capacity, and Urbana High School is at 103% over state-rated capacity.

By Kevin McManus