I blogged in March about school assignment letters and the spike in neighborhood applications at Oakland’s high-altitude schools.
Well, some people may have just been hedging by applying to their local public school. In some cases, the actual registration numbers at these high-demand schools — while still high – are lower they were back then, or have remained steady. Redwood Heights looks particularly overcrowded, but the 54 children will be split between two and a half classrooms.
NUMBER OF KINDERGARTNERS ADMITTED/REGISTERED
Chabot 97 87
Crocker Highlands 65 65
Hillcrest 40 40
Joaquin Miller 61 63
Kaiser 48 46
Montclair 96 89
Redwood Heights 52 54
Thornhill 80 68
- Six of 10 children redirected from Thornhill were given the option of returning. Four children remain on the Thornhill waiting list.
- Eight neighborhood children remain on the Hillcrest waiting list. Six of the redirected children who were originally redirected to Kaiser are enrolled at Hillcrest.