The Complexity of our School District
Looking Back on the 2019-20 School Year
High Population and City Dynamic
According to our records, the Burlington School District currently has 3523 students enrolled. This compares to 2765 in South Burlington and 827 in Winooski (AOE Enrollment Report, 2019-20).
For the 2015-16 school year, 89% of our K – 12 students remained in the same school for the entire year (State Census).
We have 1153 students or 49.59% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Currently, with a population of 964, at Burlington High School we have 46.7% of students eligible.
English Language Learning
48 different languages other than English are represented within our District.
564 Students or 16.0% of students receive services as English Language Learners (ELL).
ELL students often arrive at different times throughout the year, sometimes causing students to enroll late in the school year, adding greater complexity to meeting the needs of this population.
We have 25.4% of total students who are identified as having a disability and on a plan (IEP or 504 Plan). Additionally we have 80 students with IEPs who are served in the Early Education Program.
Our Spending Based on Needs