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Oregon -- Population -- Statistics, School enrollment -- Oregon -- Ashland -- Forecasting, Ashland School District, Demographic surveys -- Oregon -- Ashland


This report presents the results of a demographic study conducted by the Portland State University Population Research Center. The study includes analyses of population, housing and enrollment trends affecting the Ashland School District (ASD) in recent years, "baseline" forecasts of district‐wide enrollment by grade level for the 2012‐13 to 2021‐22 school years and "baseline" forecasts of individual school enrollments for the 2012‐13 to 2021‐22 school years. The forecasts are characterized as baseline because they do not include additional residents of other districts who may enroll in ASD schools as a result of the new open enrollment policy. Fall 2011 K‐12 enrollment in all ASD schools was 2,720, 17 students (0.6 percent) less than in Fall 2010. District‐wide enrollment is now 844 students (23.7 percent) less than the peak 18 years ago, in the 1993‐94 school year. Enrollment losses of more than 100 students each year occurred in 2004‐05 and 2005‐06. Since 2005‐06 the District has experienced relatively stable or slightly increasing K‐12 enrollment in three years, and decreasing enrollment the other three years, with a net K‐12 enrollment loss of 195 students (6.7 percent) over the six year period.

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