This annual decrease follows the long-term trend of the majority of school districts experiencing declining enrollment. Since 2003-2004, over three quarters of Iowa school districts have reported a decrease.
Majority of School Districts in Iowa Continue to See Enrollment Declines
This fall, 249 or 69 percent of the Iowa’s 362 school districts reported a decrease in certified enrollment, according to the official report released today by the Iowa Department of Education (DE). Certified enrollment is used in the formula that determines state funding for public school districts.