ABC6 On Your Side obtained enrollment data from Columbus City Schools which shows the district ended last school year with 49,392 students. However, 47,323 were enrolled with CCS at the end of the first quarter this school year. That’s a more than 2,000 student drop. 500 kids left in October, alone.
Hilliard city schools lost more than 200 kids since last school year, Dublin City Schools lost 400 and Olentangy Local School is coming in 550 students less than the administration had projected.
Online charters have gone from 14 listed schools last year to 15 listed schools this year. Total enrollment for the e-schools has jumped from 22,000 students to 32,000 students since last October.