Which School Districts Are Losing, Gaining Enrollment?

Credit: Jim Weigand

The school districts showing the biggest drops in enrollment this year are, for the most part, in rural, non-metropolitan areas, according to Virginia Department of Education data shared by Bacon’s Rebellion reader Jim Weigand.

Ironically, the same can be said of the school districts showing gains in the face of statewide trends.

Credit: Jim Weigand

View Jim’s spreadsheet here.

If any of our armchair analysts want to hazard a guess as to what’s going on here, please weigh in.