School Population Loss

October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM EDT

By G. Scott Thomas, Projects Editor- Business First

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Credit: Mike Spong

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October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM EDT

Business First has posted a database that shows the enrollment changes in Upstate New York's 453 school districts over the past five years.

Almost all of them -- 428 districts -- have fewer students now than half a decade ago.

The list includes 15 Western New York districts that have lost more than 250 enrolled students in five years:

1. Buffalo, loss of 3,432
2. Niagara Falls, loss of 1,035
3. Kenmore-Tonawanda, loss of 909
4. West Seneca, loss of 698
5. North Tonawanda, loss of 519
6. Williamsville, loss of 445
7. Albion, loss of 443
8. Iroquois, loss of 395
9. Sweet Home, loss of 392
10. Frontier, loss of 365
11. Evans-Brant (Lake Shore), loss of 358
12. Lancaster, loss of 322
13. Pembroke, loss of 311
14. Tonawanda, loss of 286
15. Springville-Griffith Institute, loss of 261

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