A Back to School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo: No End in Sight (August 19, 1999)
The Baby Boom Echo:
No End in Sight
Crush of Students Comes from Both Cities and Suburbs
The New York City school system continues to have the largest enrollment increases in the nation followed by the Dade County School system (Miami) and the Los Angeles Unified School system in California (Table 5). The state of Florida, which saw its overall enrollment increase by 33 percent in the last 10 years, has 7 of the top 25 school districts when it comes to enrollment increases between 1987 and 1997.
As Table 5 indicates, the 25 school districts that have had the greatest growth between 1987 and 1997 are a mix of both urban and suburban school districts. Suburban school districts surrounding Atlanta (Gwinnett County, Cobb County, and Fulton County) and Washington, D.C. (Montgomery County and Prince Georges County), for example, have seen very rapid growth in their school populations.
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Last Updated -- August 19, 1999, (smj)