March 3, 2022
Lindbergh Schools will continue to see growing enrollment across the district over the next 10 years, according to a new demographic study that was presented to the Board of Education in February.
The district partnered with Business Information Systems LLC to complete the Demographic and Enrollment Project Study Report, which includes detailed information on enrollment, housing trends and growth projections. Chief Human Resources Officer Dr. Brian McKenney focused on enrollment projections during his presentation to the Board of Education on Feb. 24.
Lindbergh’s kindergarten enrollment continues to increase, even as the number of babies being born has decreased over the same timeframe in the six ZIP codes that Lindbergh Schools encompasses. This enrollment growth is due to the large number of families that continue to move into the district seeking a high quality education for their children.
The report also includes three trend lines for K-12 enrollment projections: high, medium and low. Based on these trend lines, the district can expect a total K-12 enrollment of up to 8,280 for the 2031-32 school year. This is an increase of more than 1,000 students from the district’s current enrollment, which is 7,201.
Every school building will experience growth over the next 10 years, mirroring districtwide trends. In fact, the only schools that will not grow continuously each year are Kennerly Elementary and Sperreng Middle School, but both of these schools do see an increase overall. Kennerly specifically will experience some much needed enrollment relief over the next five years, before rebounding and growing back to current levels by 2031.
The report also concluded that although some reorganization may eventually be required, Lindbergh’s six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school have the capacity to handle all of the enrollment increases being projected.
The district conducts an official Demographic and Enrollment Project Study Report every 2-3 years.