Enrollment Planning

Research and Partnerships

Seattle Public Schools Enrollment Planning Research

Enrollment Planning works with internal departments and external offices to provide information, share data, and plan for the changes in Seattle Public Schools enrollment over time (overall district enrollment changes over the last five years are shown in the table below).The partnerships formed outside the district assist with long-range demographic and enrollment forecasts by helping us to identify population changes that are likely to impact the capacity of schools. 

For most recent updates, check out our  Enrollment and Equity Newsletter for Fall 2021.

Year 2017-18 2018-19  2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Student Count 53,38052,93153,62752,38150,187
Percent Change 0.5% increase0.8% decrease1.3% increase2.3% decrease4.2% decrease

Research, Reports, and Presentations

The reports shared below reflect the work of the Enrollment Planning team. We receive several data requests and this is our way of exploring topics and highlighting ongoing research programs and projects. 

Demographic Reports

Housing Reports

To continue tracking both new and existing affordable housing within the district, the Enrollment Planning team works with local developers for planning purposes. Developers can contact the Enrollment Planning Demographer at jwneedles@seattleschools.org for more information.

Additional Resources

Last updated: 12/8/2021