According to the last Rye City Board of Education meeting, the current enrollment of 3,303 students for the Rye City Schools exceeds the projected number by 93 students, or 2.9%.
In just ten years, enrollment for Rye schools has gone from under 2,800 students to over 3,300, an increase of over 500 students. Strangely, the projected number for this school year was the first projection in ten years that was drastically lower - all past years were projected up or essentially flat (see chart above).
The impacts of this unexpectedly high number, according to a presentation made by Superintendent Frank Alvarez, include:
- Increase in student enrollment at elementary and high school levels
- Planned reductions of class sections based on projections were not possible due to actual enrollments
- Increase of classroom teachers (4)
- Increase in related‐arts time (i.e., art, music, physical education)
- Increase of instructional expenses (i.e., supplies and materials)
Read the entire presentation.