Annual Report 2010-11 - Page 27

Student Characteristics Please see the Student Characteristics Table SY 2010-2011 on the following page. Number of Students Enrolled by Program Carlos Rosario School ESL students are placed according to their level of English proficiency. Student Attrition Rate During the Year Reported This rate does not apply to the Carlos Rosario School as the School serves adults for whom education is not compulsory. Student Re-Enrollment The majority of students eligible for re-enrollment 88.32% enrolled in fall 2010. The school maintained its enrollment of 1,750 students throughout the school year. Demand for classes remained constant. As Carlos Rosario School was oversubscribed (new student applicants outnumbered spaces available for classes), the school held enrollment lotteries and established lottery waiting lists of over 380 students for day, afternoon, and evening sessions. In addition, regular waiting lists of more than 1,000 students were kept for students seeking enrollment after the enrollment periods had ended. Demographics During the 2010-2011 academic year, Carlos Rosario School offered more than 3,000 students an array of programs and supportive services. These learners comprised an ethnically, geographically, and linguistically diverse student body, with students coming from 72 countries and speaking 37 different languages. Their native countries included Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Sudan, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Togo, Vietnam, Poland, the Czech Republic, Yemen, Turkey, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Honduras, and the United States. Percentage of Limited- and Non-English Proficient Students During the 2010-2011 school year, the percentage of LEP/NEP students at Carlos Rosario was 89.55%. Percentage of Students with Special Education IEPs At the time of enrollment, the school’s Registration Department monitors for students with special education Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). During 2010-2011, the DC Public School system forwarded no IEPs for students between 16 and 21 years of age as we had no special education students. The school enrolls a minimal number of students under the age of 22 and the majority has recently emigrated from their countries. ANNUAL REPORT SY 2010-2011 _28 Percentage of Students Qualifying for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program As a public charter school that serves adults, Carlos Rosario cannot participate in the National Free Lunch Program, and does not receive Title I funding, which is only available for degree-granting K-12 public schools. Average Daily Membership While research and educational literature often cite the sporadic and low attendance of adult education students, the school’s quality educational programs and supportive services have constantly motivated high student attendance even though education is not compulsory for this population. The average daily membership was 1,771 students. Average Daily Attendance/Promotion Rate During the 2010-2011 school year, the School’s average daily attendance was 81.2% and the promotion rate was 79%.