This is the first formal Annual Enrollment Projection Report for Arlington Public Schools (APS). The report provides a comprehensive look at the fall ten-year student enrollment projections and the methodology used to prepare them.
Annual APS Enrollment Projections Report (Document)
On January 21, 2016 the School Board approved the proposed FY 2017-2026 Capital Improvement Plan Framework. The community is invited to several community forums to discuss the FY 2017-26 CIP. Dates, times, and locations are listed below.
CIP Framework (Document)
CIP Community Engagement Calendar (Document)
The community is invited to several community forums to discuss the FY 2017-26 CIP. Dates and locations are below, all will begin at 7pm.
Wednesday, February 3 at Yorktown High School (Presentation)
Wednesday, February 17 at Wakefield High School
Wednesday, February 24 at Washington-Lee High School
Wednesday, March 30 at Washington-Lee High School
Wednesday, April 13 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School
At its Dec. 15 Recessed County Board meeting, the Arlington County Board voted 5-0 to approve the use of the northwest portion of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Community Center site (currently a parking lot) as the site for a new south Arlington elementary school. the Board’s action came in response to the Arlington Public School Board’s request that the site be approved.
Based on analysis of official September 30, 2015 enrollment counts and updated student enrollment projections for school years 2015-16 through 2025-26 and input received at the November 2, 2015 School Board Work Session APS has developed framework for the FY 2017-26 CIP. The CIP framework comprises both capital construction projects and non-capital strategies to increase seat capacity.
CIP Draft Framework (Document)
On December 3, 2015 the School Board selected Thomas Jefferson as the site for a new South Arlington Elementary School. The County Board will take action on the site in late December or early January. The School Board has directed additional meetings to be held by March 2016 with the Patrick Henry Elementary School, Montessori Program, and Drew Model School communities to discuss possible program moves.
School Board Motion (Document)
A third community forum was held Thursday, October 29, at Wakefield High School to share the South Arlington Working Group’s findings with the community and hear community feedback. The SAWG final report will be presented to the School Board on Thursday, November 5. For more information please visit the South Arlington Working Group website.
On September 30, 2015 the total PreK-12 membership (the number of students enrolled in APS) was 25,238 students. This represents a 2.9% increase in enrollment compared to September 30, 2014. Total enrollment for elementary schools rose 1.6% to 13,657. Enrollment as of September 30 at the middle schools rose 4.3% (5,137), and high schools rose 4.7% (6,444).
Greg Greeley, chair of the South Arlington Working Group (SAWG), presented an update at the Joint School Board/County Board Work Session on Thursday, October 15, 2015 regarding the progress the group has made. The next SAWG meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Wakefield High School.