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Student Enrollment up in Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach and Remsenburg/Speonk

The Hampton Bays School District's student enrollment grew the largest locally.

While numbers indicate that student enrollment is down on a whole in Suffolk County by 3.30 percent and across Long Island by 3 percent, the New York State School District Report Cards, which were released on Thursday, paint a different picture locally.

In the Westhampton-Hampton Bays area, three local school districts have seen a jump in enrollment numbers since the 2004/2005 school year. In Hampton Bays, enrollment increased by 9.36 percent; in Remsenburg/Speonk by 7.30 percent and in Westhampton Beach by 4.38 percent.

Enrollment numbers appear more in line Suffolk County in East Quogue and Quogue School Districts.  In the East Quogue School District, enrollment dropped by  2.84 percent and in the Quogue School District enrollment dropped by 6.96 percent. 

 

School District

2009-2010

Enrollment

2004-2005

Enrollment

Percent

Change

Hampton Bays School District 1,916 1,752 +9.36 East Quogue School District 445 458 - 2.84 Quogue School District 107 115 -6.96 Remsenburg/Speonk 191 178 +7.30 Westhampton Beach School District 1786 1711 + 4.38
oonald February 20, 2011 at 12:46 PM
When do we say no more ! Our schools can't accept anymore students. We expand and expand at a huge cost to the taxpayers We all know where thesr kids are comming from !!!! We need to secure the boarders NOW we are the tax payers not the renters with five families living in these houses Again code enforcement in southamptontown in a joke and doesn't work!!!!!!
E. Trillo March 30, 2011 at 03:05 AM
The 13 school districts in the town of Southampton should be merged into one district. The overhead we are paying for 13 small school districts is wasteful. If we had one well run school district we could provide a better education for all at a lower cost and provide the children of the Hamptons with more educational opportunities than can be offered by many small school districts. The problem is the wealthy districts do not want to merge with the poorer districts because their taxes could go up by a few percent. We should not be paying for 13 superintendents and their staffs. We should be paying for good teachers and diverse programs that are tailored to the needs of the students.
Carol March 30, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Well said.. if we got rid of the illegals the schools would score higher and there whould be smaller classrooms.. I do so wish they would crack down out here, but then who would mow the grass? or clean the houses? It is so frustrating..Ugh!

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