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    Between the spring of 2013 and the fall of 2015, Seattle Public Schools and Integrated Economics initiated an effort to extend the district's understanding of, and its ability to model, enrollment demand. The goal was to make greater use of housing market data - and ongoing modeling and tracking- to bolster SPS's understanding of enrollment demand, both in the short and long term.

    The initiative was designed with three outcomes in mind—outcomes which have been achieved:

    1. Develop a way to track, on an ongoing basis, the ways in which new development added to the city’s existing housing stock affect enrollment demand;
    2. Develop better understanding of—and ability to track—long-term enrollment cycles and medium-term trends in the city’s neighborhoods; and
    3. Use housing market data and alternative modeling techniques to augment estimation-models for near-term enrollment at the level of individual schools.

    The following pages contain additional information about: neighborhood enrollment cycles , enrollment saturation data results, and the relationship between housing and enrollment.

    Last updated: 11/24/2015