Baton Rouge School District Sees Drop In Student Population

Monday, October 22, 2012

The nine schools in the greater Baton Rouge area managed by the state-run Recovery School District have collectively lost more than 850 students compared with a year ago, according to preliminary enrollment numbers.

Istrouma High and Crestworth Middle, two Baton Rouge schools that have undergone the biggest changes in the past year, suffered the biggest enrollment declines, 289 and 197 students respectively.

Istrouma High was run during the 2011-12 school year by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. It was taken over last summer after Louisiana Department of Education officials decided that the low-performing high school was not making improvements at a fast enough pace.

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