Detroit area school districts losing students - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Detroit area school districts losing students

Posted: Updated:

DETROIT (AP) - Declines in school enrollment across the Detroit area are driving school districts into debt and forcing administrators to make additional cuts.

Data reviewed by the Detroit Free Press shows that during the five years spanning fall 2008 to fall 2012 enrollment declined 17% in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county school districts. Highland Park enrollment declined 69%, while Detroit dropped 29%. Romulus and Inkster declined 26%.

Overall, 20 Detroit-area districts had double-digit enrollment losses.

Among the 10 districts that had the biggest percentage declines, nine are operating with a deficit.

Demographer Kurt Metzger says enrollment declines are likely to continue because the number of live births in Michigan was down nearly 16% from 2000 to 2010.

State aid is tied to student enrollment.

  • RegionalMore>>

  • Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:35 GMT
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
  • Beating the heat on the cheap

    Beating the heat on the cheap

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:55 GMT
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
  • Breaking News

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:13:52 GMT
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:35 GMT
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
  • Notre Dame Academy volleyball team does epic ice bucket challenge

    Notre Dame Academy volleyball team does epic ice bucket challenge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:40:14 GMT
    The Notre Dame Academy Volleyball team took the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS to a new level by teaming up with M&R Redi-Mix and their dads. The mixer was filled with water and ice and the girls lined up for the challenge.They also threw down the gauntlet to the St. John's Jesuit Titan Football team. Good luck Titans, it will be tough to top this one!
    The Notre Dame Academy Volleyball team took the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS to a new level by teaming up with M&R Redi-Mix and their dads. The mixer was filled with water and ice and the girls lined up for the challenge.They also threw down the gauntlet to the St. John's Jesuit Titan Football team. Good luck Titans, it will be tough to top this one!

  • Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:08:52 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!