In order to appropriately plan school programs and future facility needs, student enrollment is projected
annually for the
subsequent school year and the following seven years. The projections are developed once the official September
30th actual student enrollment is determined. A statistical model commonly known as the “cohort survival
method” is used to track historical trends of students from grade to successive grade each year, then to
project future year enrollment based on a combination of historical trends. Student enrollment projections
are developed system wide, grade-by-grade (Pre K – 12), school-by-school, and by elementary, middle and high
school levels. Factors that influence the development of the projections are birth rates, in-migration and
out-migration of Harford County residents, existing home sales, new residential subdivision growth, student
drop-out rates, private school enrollment, grade by grade historical succession ratios and other demographic
data. Historically, the Board of education of Harford County enrollment projections have been in the 95%-98%
accuracy range. The September 30th actual enrollment and the enrollment projections are submitted to the
State and other agencies for use in planning and determining funding levels. Each school district in the
state of Maryland is required to develop and submit enrollment projections on an annual basis. The following
charts represent the official September 30th actual enrollment and the subsequent student enrollment
Current Enrollment September 30th
This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
9/23/2022 4:30 PM
The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
9/21/2022 10:00 AM
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