In 2010, an APS-commissioned demographic study was completed, showing strikingly varied results in student enrollment trends across the school system.
While some schools have low enrollment, others are or will be overcrowded – especially in north Atlanta and some areas of central Atlanta.
To help determine whether schools need to be rezoned, consolidated or closed for 2012-13, APS commissioned a deeper analysis – called a capacity study – that is currently under way. The district places a high priority on using community feedback to help shape recommendations that will be presented to the board.
Although an online public opinion survey has generated approximately 2,000 respondents, this number is not representative of APS stakeholders. Efforts are in progress to solicit more responses, including those from city of Atlanta residents who do not have Internet access.
For example, parents may complete the demographic survey using the district’s computers – those at the Parents As Partners Academic Center or those at the parent centers located in most APS schools.
All community members, with or without students in the district, should take a moment to complete the survey. The information gained will be crucial as we move forward for the 2012-2013 school year.