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By Liewei Bao
(Editor’s note: Liewei Bao is an engineer by trade and a Westford resident).
Student enrollment is one of the top considerations for the school budget. Instead of an analysis based on newborn birth rate, this article uses a different approach based on the entire set of enrollment data.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a database on student enrollment for every town, including the detailed breakdown for each grade beginning with 2008. Here is what it provides.
Westford Student Enrollment Table