The Board of Education commisioned a demographic and enrollment study in
2015, with a final report presented in December.
Although the city's population of school-age children is expected to
remain steady, the study also considered district enrollment trends with
variables such as a significant increase in Albany High School's
graduation rate and the continued closure of underperforming charter
schools. Five charter schools have closed in recent years due to poor
academic and financial performance. Two charter high schools in Albany serve a combined
total of about 500 Albany students; Albany High would have an immediate
and significant increase in enrollment if one or both of those schools
fail in the future.
District and Albany High enrollment were about 9,500 and 2,500,
respectively, during the 2015-16 school year. The study determined that
those figures could grow beyond 10,000 and 3,000, respectively, over the
next 10 years.
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2015 Demographic and