Educate Now! collected enrollment data for all New Orleans public schools. This unofficial October 1 student count shows:
Student enrollment is 42,198.
An increase of 2,321 students from last year and a 64% increase since 2006, the first full year after Katrina.
78% of New Orleans students now attend charter schools, up from 71% last year.
New Orleans Public Schools
October 1 Student Count (all students)
|Year||OPSB Direct-Run||OPSB Charter||OPSB
|RSD Direct-Run||RSD Charter||RSD
|TOTAL||% at Charter Schools|
Sources: Louisiana Department of Education for October 1, 2004 through October 1, 2010 enrollment. The October 1, 2011 enrollment is self-reported by the RSD, OPSB and individual charter schools. Note: This chart does not include the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy’s enrollment, since most of its students do not live in New Orleans.