Almost 30 consecutive years of enrollment gains have brought Dearborn’s numbers from just over 12,000 students in the late 1980’s to approximately 21,000 in 2017-18. Projections show continued increases
at the high school level, especially Dearborn High and Fordson who currently enroll 2,077 and 2,790 respectively.
The Board of Education started the discussion on high school enrollment numbers in March 2017. At a special study session in August, that was open to the public, the Board reviewed data, examined options, and considered proposed changes to the high school boundaries that would balance enrollment at the high school level.
The District is hosting a series of Community Forums in October and November to provide information and solicit citizen feedback regarding proposed high school boundary changes. The forums have been well attended and several hundred comments and suggestions collected.
There are three more forums scheduled:
Smith Middle School Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Unis Middle School Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Bryant Middle School Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:30 pm
All boundary information presented at the Community Forums can be found at a special Boundary Blog http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hsboundary/
“The Board of Education was very clear that they would make no decision on high school boundaries until the community had an opportunity to hear the proposals, provide their feedback, and the Board was able to consider all comments and suggestions,” commented Dr. Maleyko, Superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools.
Over the next several months the Board will continue their discussions on possible high school boundary changes talking all options into consideration.