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.
ChangeHampton 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