Enrollment is lower at HVRHS this year
FALLS VILLAGE — Official enrollment for Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the 2020-21 school year is 305 students. That is a decrease from last year’s enrollment of 342.
The number of students at three area pre-K to grade eight schools has increased significantly, however (see chart this page). Those schools are Salisbury Central School (up by 29), Sharon Center School (up by six) and Cornwall Consolidated School (up by 15).
The reported numbers do not include 38 out-of-district students who are enrolled in the pre-K to grade eight schools and 15 out-of-district students enrolled at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for 2020-21.
Last year (2019-20), there were 35 out-of-district students who are enrolled in the pre-K to grade eight schools and 48 out-of-district students enrolled at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
In addition, 59 Region One children are being home schooled this year, as opposed to 30 last year.
Enrollment totals are officially counted each year on Oct. 1. The figures are used to calculate the assessments paid by the six Region One towns for the following year’s budget. That is, the 2020-21 enrollment determines the assessments for the 2021-22 fiscal year.