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Monrovia School Enrollment Keeps Heading Down; Though Mandarin, Spanish Programs Boost Enrollment at Some Schools

At its next meeting (agenda: the Monrovia Board of Education will ...

~ Consider a report showing average daily attendance at the district is 5,181 for the 2018-19 school year. There is no comparison from previous years in the staff report:

~ Receive a report ( indicating that, "District enrollment decreased 2.14% this year compared to last year, and has decreased 7.78% since the 2014-15 school year, its lowest level since at least 1992. District enrollment peaked at 6,762 in 1999."

Elementary enrollment decline 3.99% this year, and 6.86% since 2014-15, however Plymouth increased .22% this year and 7.64% since 2014-15, mainly due to the Mandarin dual Immersion program. Monroe has also increased, 3.36% since 2014-15 because of the Spanish Dual Immersion program.

Middle school enrollment increased 1.9% due to a slightly larger class moving into sixth grade, but has declined 3.67% since 2014-15. High school enrollment is down 2.84% since last year.

- Brad Haugaard


  1. Is there info available about the change in the numbers of school-age children in the city population from 2000 to now? I imagine rising property values are making it hard for newlyweds and young families to buy or rent in Monrovia and that is why our school numbers are dropping.

    1. I don't have that information, but I agree with your assessment. I'd guess schools to the east are probably doing better since housing there is more affordable.