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Susanne Smith, (503) 947-5637

March 2, 2010

Oregon Schools Report Fewer Students for 2009-10 School Year

SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Oregon schools reported fewer students in the 2009-10 school year. According to counts reported by school districts, Educational Service Districts (ESDs), and State Educational Agencies, Oregon has 561,466 public school students – a decrease of 2,578 students (-0.5%) compared to last year’s total of 564,044.

Here are the 2009-10 enrollment figures for the state’s largest districts and the percentage change from last year:

  1. Portland 45,681 (1.5%)

  2. Salem-Keizer 39,971 (-0.6%)

  3. Beaverton 37,950 (0.8%)

  4. Hillsboro 20,714 (0.8%)

  5. North Clackamas 17,530 (-1.4%)

  6. Eugene 17,497 (-1.6%)

  7. Bend-LaPine 15,819 (-0.9%)

  8. Tigard-Tualatin 12,686 (-0.9%)

  9. Gresham-Barlow 12,219 (0.1%)

  10. Medford 12,062 (-1.5%)

  11. Reynolds 11,077 (-3.1%)

  12. Springfield 10,874 (-2.3%)

  13. David Douglas 10,783 (1.9%)

“The heart of our education system is, and always will be, our students,” said Castillo. “We will continue to build the systems and supports necessary to ensure these students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for the next steps in life.”

Click here Excel Spreadsheet to access 2009-10 enrollment data, including statewide numbers for race and ethnicity.

The 2009-10 enrollment data is also online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reports/toc.aspx (scroll down to “October 1 Enrollment by Ethnicity” or “October 1 Enrollment Summary” near the bottom of the page).

Susan Castillo, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Morgan Allen, Interim Communications Director, Telephone (503) 947-5920

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