New SFUSD Enrollment Numbers Exceed Expectations

It’s not every day we get great news out of San Francisco Unified, but today is that day. The district saw 1,099 more students enrolled this year than it was expecting. That translates to around $10 million in additional state funding.

“We are pleased to see that enrollment in San Francisco public schools is stabilizing and is higher than we had projected,” said Superintendent Matt Wayne. “We even have seen a slight increase in the number of kindergarten and 6th grade students.” 

There is still worked to be done. The district has 500 fewer students than it did last year. The enrollment decline has led to significant fiscal challenges. 

Declining enrollment is a statewide phenomenon. Last year, California schools saw enrollment declines of 1.8% on top of a record 2.6% enrollment decline in 2020. But the problem has been far worse for SFUSD, which experienced a 7% drop over the same two-year time period.



Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 02:40

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