Back-to-School By the Numbers
A statistical snapshot of Edgewater, Davidsonville and south county schools, focusing on student population and the number of buses used to get them there.
Next week nearly 10,000 students from Edgewater, Davidsonville and south county will hop on 227 buses as they head back to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).
As families throughout the area prepare for quieter homes, back-to-school shopping and “do your homework” negotiations, Patch wanted to provide a quick numerical snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the region on the first day of school, Aug. 27.
Patch earlier reported in June that at least nine new teaching positions were being allotted by the county council, mostly addressing overcrowding issues at elementary schools.
South River High specifically is getting 13 new teachers added to its faculty to fill vacated positions, some of whom are first-year educators.
For the upcoming 2012-13 school year, AACPS created an official projected enrollment list that captures the anticipated number of students at various schools in the region.
South River Cluster
- South River High—2,269
- Central Middle—1,125
- Central Elementary—656
- Crofton Meadows Elementary—381
- Crofton Woods Elementary—579
- Davidsonville Elementary—642
- Edgewater Elementary—452
- Mayo Elementary—321
- Southern High—1,114
- Southern Middle—794
- Deale Elementary—284
- Lothian Elementary—426
- Shady Side Elementary—472
- Tracey’s Elementary—348
In addition to gathering how many kids are going to school next week, it’s important not to forget the buses and their many, many routes that transport the students.
For schools in the South River High and Southern High school clusters, 227 buses will serve various communities. In some cases, like that of Davidsonville Elementary, a single school’s buses are set to make about 183 stops every morning.
AACPS published a complete online list of buses, their routes and pick-up times. The website also offers a complete rundown of all county schools, specifically broken down between various elementary, middle and high schools.