Framingham Public School District Enrollment Increases by 5.10% or 450 New Students

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FRAMINGHAM – Student enrollment at the Framingham Public Schools is up 5.10%, said the District’s Director of Student Enrollment Mikaele Neves.

School districts across the Commonwealth are required to submit grade-by-grade enrollment numbers to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by October 1. The numbers were submitted in mid-November by Framingham.

Framingham Public School District’s numbers were just validated by DESE, said Neves to SOURCE this morning, November 30.

Framingham has 9,274 students in grades preK to 12. That is up from 8,824 last year and 8,733 in 20220.

The public school district is up 450 students district wide from October 1, 2021.

“All grades had an increase with the exception of Grade 3 which lost students,” said Neves.

There are 73 less third graders in the 2022-23 school year, based on the data.

The biggest jump was in grade 4 which saw an increase of 114 students.

Grade 4 is also the largest enrollment class at more than 800 students – 808 to be exact.

Grade 9 at 735 students is the largest class at Framingham High in 2022-23.

In comparison, Grade 12, is only 575 students.

The data shows 144 new students at Framingham High this October 1 than last October 1.

Framingham Public School Enrollment numbers for 2020, 2021, & 2022

GradeOctober 1, 2020October 1, 2021October 1, 2022Difference between 2021 vs. 2022
Total # of students:8,7338,8249,274450
Difference in %:5.10%

But Framingham Public School District enrollment numbers are constantly changing, with new kids registering in the district and some students leaving the district weekly, if not daily.

Between July 1 and November 21, 2022, the district registered 810 new students, according to a report submitted to the9-member Framingham School Committee.

Of those 810 students, 39 have already left the district.

The schools that received the highest number of new students were:

  • Framingham High: 208 new students (26%)
  • Walsh Middle School: 89 new students (11%)
  • Harmony Grove: 56 new students (7%)

Of the 810 new students 366 students or 45% of the new students were born in the United States, and 270 students or 33% of the new students were born in Brazil. Other popular transfers were students born in Guatemala and Ecuador, according to the district.

Of the 810 new students, 125 students, or 15 % of students receive special education services

Grade 9 with 135 new students or 16.67% had the largest chunk of new students

The district said all new high school students are enrolled in Grade 9 and then are re-assigned to the correct grade per the high school based on previous school transcripts and credits

Kindergarten with 89 new students or 11% of the 810 was second.

And while there were 810 new students between July 1 and November 21 in the school district, there were 806 who left the district.

The grades with the highest withdrawals were in Grade 9 with 180 students withdrawn or 22% and Grade 8 with 94 student withdrawals or 12% . Grade 6 with 72 withdrawals or 9% was third.

The schools with the highest withdrawals were:

  • Framingham High School with 277 students or 34%
  • Fuller Middle School with 61 students or 8%

Of the 806 students who withdrew from the district 593 students, or 74% of students did not receive special education services

Framingham Public Schools said 530 students or 66% transferred to another in state public school, while 141 students or 17% transferred to Keefe Tech School.

The district said 141 students or 17% transferred to an out of state school , with 66 students or 8% transferred to an in-state private school.


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