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From EdNC’s Analisa Sorrells:

In late October, we released an initial analysis of changes in Average Daily Membership (ADM) across North Carolina’s school districts. Now, the North Carolina Department of Instruction has released preliminary Month 2 ADM data for the 2020-21 school year. We compared the final Month 1 ADM data with the preliminary Month 2 data, and found the following:

  • The total ADM across all 116 school districts (the usual 115 plus the Innovative School District) increased by 1.32% from Month 1 to Month 2.
  • Most districts’ Month 2 remained roughly the same as Month 1, with 79 of the 116 districts seeing between a 1% decline and 1% increase in ADM from Month 1 to Month 2.
  • Six districts saw an ADM increase greater than 9% from Month 1 to Month 2 – Whiteville City Schools (9.51%), Avery County Schools (9.96%), Lincoln County Schools (10.68%), Swain County Schools (11.01%), Mitchell County Schools (12.42%), and Guilford County Schools (16.03%).
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools appears to have a decline from Month 1 to Month 2, but the preliminary data does not include the district’s Summit K-9 Virtual Academy, which will likely be included once the Month file 2 data is finalized.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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