BOCES Study Projects Continued Enrollment Decline for Public Schools

Public school enrollment on Long Island is projected to continue to decline for the next three years, according to the recently issued Annual Bi-County Nassau/Suffolk Public School Enrollment Report compiled by the Office of School Planning and Research of Western Suffolk BOCES.

Western Suffolk BOCES researchers project that enrollment declines will be seen across elementary (2.3%), middle (2.6%) and high school (2.1%) grades through 2021. Enrollment on Long Island has declined by 4.6% since 2012, with losses of 1.8% and 6.8%, respectively, in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Enrollment in public schools is affected by demographic factors, including the number of children being born in the area, economic and housing trends, non-public/charter school enrollments and immigration/migration patterns.

View the full study, 2019 Annual Bi-County Nassau/Suffolk Public School Enrollment Report.

For more information, contact:

Western Suffolk BOCES, Division of Instructional Support Services

Office of School Planning & Research, Barbara Graziano, Manager

Phone: (631) 595-6802