• The following reports and links contain data on the current state of PPS schools, projections and estimates for proposed enrollment balancing scenarios, research on best practices around enrollment balancing, and technical explanations of key terms and answers to key questions.





    School Profiles and Enrollment Data. Data on current enrollment by school and disaggregated by various populations. For questions about current or historical enrollments and capture rates, view these documents first.  Enrollment Characteristics and Neighborhood Attendance Patterns reports reflecting 2015-16 data now available.

    Enrollment Projections. View short and long term enrollment projections for PPS.

    Optimal School Building Size Analysis. Shows current facility utilization and configuration compared with optimal sizes for different grade configurations. Higher poverty schools receive additional teacher funding and thus have higher classroom requirements.

    Comparison of Old and New 2020 Forecast Data. Compares enrollment projections based on old PSU forecasts and preliminary updates based on 2015 enrollment.

    K8 Right Sizing Analysis and Map. Examines which K8s could house 2 or 3 section K8s and which K8s are currently under-enrolled or overcrowded. The accompanying map visualizes this analysis.

    Planning Area Maps. This planning area pdf map, web map, and data set are intended to be used together. Use these documents to determine the neighborhood student population in each planning area.

    Capture Rate Analysis. Shows changes to school capture rates over time. Analysis. Scatter plot of capture rates compared to % Direct Certification.

    Distance from Home to School Report Compares average distance from home to school for bus eligible and non-bus eligible students.


    Latest Scenario Data

    West Side Scenario 2B

    • Quadrant Key Performance Indicators. For schools affected by the scenario changes, a summary of the current state of enrollment/school programs as well as a side by side comparison of key performance indicators by scenario.
    • High School Enrollment Report. An analysis of enrollments at high schools under current boundaries and proposed scenarios.

    Other Scenarios

    • West Side Scenario Components and Map. Summary of different areas on the west side along with KPIs and potential impacts related to each boundary reference.
    • Data Archive. Contains data for scenarios and models that were considered but NOT forwarded as recommendations by DBRAC.


    Technical Explanations

    Forecast and Phased Implementation FAQExplanation for differences in forecast enrollment methodologies as of March 2016.

    Enrollment Balancing Factors. Definitions for the key performance indicators that we are measuring for every scenario and the situational metrics we generate in order to assist in the evaluation of scenarios.

    Technical Frequently Asked Questions. A document containing detailed answers to frequently asked technical questions. This document will be frequently updated throughout the enrollment balancing process.

    PSU Report on Enrollment Forecasts. Methodology and overview of PPS enrollment forecasts that were used to generate 2020 enrollment projections. These enrollment forecasts were used to estimate school enrollments across scenarios.


    Research and Best Practices

    Best Practices in District Rezoning. A report summarizing the approaches that school districts use to draw school boundaries and balance school enrollments.