ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools’ enrollment was down 1,650 students from the previous year, according to recently released numbers.
A 40th-day count, which doesn’t include charter schools, showed enrollment totaled 80,109 students for the 2019-20 school year, roughly a 2% drop from the year prior. In 2018-19 there were a total of 81,759 students on the 40th day.
Enrollment affects how much money districts get. But APS spokeswoman Johanna King said average counts on the 80th and 120th day of the prior school year are used to determine funding.
So, enrollment changes don’t affect funding for the current year and it’s too soon to project how enrollment will impact the 2020-21 budget, she said.