Welcome to my webpage about Arlington’s school enrollment challenges. In the last five years we have added 783 students to the Arlington Public Schools (a 16% increase). In the next five years we are projected to add an additional 500 students–amounting to  a 26% increase in ten years. Arlington’s school population is increasing because our town is a wonderful place to live with nine really fabulous schools. At the visioning meeting last year Arlingtonians told us that they valued our neighborhood schools, academic excellence, and economic and cultural diversity. On the Town side participants spoke fondly about Arlington’s small town feel, walkability, open spaces, arts and recreational programs, and restaurants.

In the tabs is information on enrollment numbers and options, as well as past email updates. I have tried to be fair in presenting this information. To the extent that there is bias or error the failure is entirely mine. This is not an official School Committee webpage.

If you are interested in receiving updates about issues in the Arlington Public Schools please click on the link above titled “email list.” I generally send emails out once or twice a month.

Jennifer Susse