Why it Matters: It can be argued that there is a correlation between enrollment loss and fiscal health. Enrollment loss can be caused by many factors (economy, demographics, migration, etc.,) and thus changes the amount of revenue provided by the state from their allocation of Foundation Allowance (FA). This Enrollment indicator measures enrollment change. School Districts can manage a trivial loss in enrollment. If a district lost enrollment more than -2.7%, then it scores a 1, otherwise it is assigned a 0. A chronic trend in enrollment declines is a sign of fiscal distress. For this reason, the indicator score is based on three years of enrollment change. (n050) (o97)

Data Source: The school district financial data comes from two sources. Historic data is provided by downloads from the State Department of Education. Future data is loaded by the respective school district financial department. (n040)

Enrollment Numbers Per Year for Tawas Schools Comparable Districts

District Name2005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Alcona Community Schools104810601016989984916915846800747750734721719699694
Bangor Township Schools245024872517252325322493251825232482242924562504256125882545
Hale Area Schools780739696683643643623604552460459438414380342336
Oscoda Area Schools1619158515391493140413441358131812941264.13123812071178115911511153
Pinconning Area Schools194018671775169716521577151014991440134912911296132313121271
Standish-Sterling Community Schools1890187718121816180617851739170916451650159815781533157715741542
Tawas Area Schools1479146914831470143513811286129612771250124912241241126412441207
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools253825102513246523652322228222052178205620152012205820632039
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools13341305126612091180107410111010973892871842801790781758