Waukee Enrollment Update
Dr. Dave Wilkerson, superintendent of schools, provided the Board with an overview of the district’s enrollment as it currently stands, along with the district-generated projections for future enrollment at the September 22 meeting. These projection are based off historical data.
The numbers provided represented served students (those actually in our buildings/classrooms), not certified enrollment. 2014-15 certified enrollment numbers are due the state on October 15, with results being released from the Iowa Department of Education in July of 2015. The districts certified enrollment number typically run around 150 students more than served, as we have more students open enrolling OUT of the district than we have students open enrolling IN.
The Iowa Department of Education certified enrollment projections from January 2014 were provided. These projections use a statistical model generated through the statistics department at the University of Iowa and use live births in the county five years previous as the basis for kindergarten projections. RSP and Associates will provide their enrollment projections for the district in aggregate and by individual buildings, in either January or February of 2015 using their proprietary statistical forecasting model.
Current 2014-15 Enrollment Numbers
Waukee Community School Districts facility buildout schedule below is based on 2011 enrollment with assumptions.
|Sept of||K-5||Space Available||6-8||Space Available||9||Space Available||10-12||Space Available|
|2010||3,621||4,350||Shuler & New WE||1,503||2,000||459||1,000||994||1,200||6,577|
|2013||4,279||5,325||Woodland Hills & 1917||1,851||2,000||545||1,000||1,463||2,000||8,138|
Change in Configuration to 6/7 and 8/9 bldgs
|Sept of||K-5||Space Available||6-7||8-9||Space Available||10-12||Space Available|
|2016||5,062||6,075||Grant Ragan Opens||1,410||2,000||1,344||2,000||1,817||2,000||9,633||500|
Facility Needs Based on Enrollment Projections
|Project||Begin Construction||Open Project|
|Grant Ragan Elem||Spring||2015||Fall||2016|
|High School Solution?||Spring||2019||Fall||2021|