Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A comparison of enrollment numbers for Langley City schools

While School District No. 35, its Trustees, and the provincial Ministry of Education are responsible for schools in the City of Langley, it is something that I get questions about from time-to-time from residents in the community.

The City of Langley is in redevelopment mode, and how our population changes is something that the School District considers when allocating resources. Using the most recent enrollments numbers, I thought I would plot the enrollment numbers for the 2015 and 2016 school years for schools that primary serve City of Langley residents.

Blacklock Elementary School, Douglas Park Elementary School, Nicomekl Elementary School, Simonds Elementary School, and Uplands Elementary School feed into H D Stafford Middle School which feeds into Langley Secondary School.

Alice Brown Elementary School feeds into Brookswood Secondary School. I didn’t included Brookswood Secondary on the map as it serves primary the Township.

As you can see, enrollment for schools that serve primarily City of Langley residents was flat. For comparison, schools that feed into and including R E Mountain Secondary School in Willoughby had an 8% increase in enrollment between 2015 and 2016. Willoughby elementary schools also had around double the enrollment as Langley City schools.

The numbers in this post include both Ministry-funded and international students.

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