Welcome to the Demographics & Student Assignments Overview Page. Planning for all school attendance areas is
performed by the Demographics & Student Assignments Department. You can reach us at the address and phone number
below. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broward County Public Schools
Demographics & Student Assignments Department
600 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (754) 321-2480
Fax: (754) 321-2489
Broward County Public School District is comprised of 308 schools and covers
approximately 423 square miles of urban planning area (1,220 square miles total land). It is the
sixth largest fully accredited school district in the nation with over 258,000 students enrolled.
The Demographics & Student Assignments Department:
The School Board of Broward County, Florida is responsible for providing an adequate educational
environment for Broward County Public School students. To fulfill this
obligation, the Board annually engages in comprehensive long-range planning
of school facility construction, renovation, maintenance and school boundaries.
On an annual basis, the Board adopts a Five-Year
Capital Improvement Plan (“District
Educational Facility Plan”) that addresses the anticipated levels of student enrollment
and shifts in enrollment, along with school facility condition and functionality
from an educational perspective. This plan delineates the construction
priorities for the District over the succeeding five-year period.
- prepares enrollment projections for annual budget development, staffing, and facilities planning;
- assists with new school facility site selection;
- monitors growth;
- participates in school capacity allocation, and
- facilitates the annual school boundary process that draws input from public participation.
There are three (3) objectives that are followed when establishing school boundaries:
- To achieve the state mandated class size and school concurrency Level of Service
(LOS) of present and projected school facilities. The determining factors are:
- Current and projected student population within school attendance areas may not exceed the mandated 100% gross FISH capacity Level of Service, as defined by school concurrency requirements which include all reloctables at each school site, to meet Level of Service until 2019-2020.
- Plans for new school construction.
- Feasibility of plant expansion and/or renovation to provide comparable educational facilities.
- Placement of special programs which affect regularly formulated capacity figures for a school building (e.g., Special Education with average capacities of 10, whereas
a core elementary classroom capacity is 18 students per classroom). Section 1 of Article IX of the State Constitution was amended in November 2002 establishing, by the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, the maximum number of students in core-curricula courses assigned to a teacher in each of the following three grade groupings:
The Florida Department of Education will be monitoring school class size. For more information regarding class size reduction, go to: http://www.fldoe.org/ClassSize/
- Prekindergarten through grade 3, 18 students;
- grades 4 through 8, 22 students; and
- grades 9 through 12, 25 students.
- To maintain the concept of geographic innovation zones
which encourage the participation and involvement
of geographically contiguous communities with a school.
- To provide all students the best physical learning
environment possible by uniform and equitable
utilization of facilities according to the needs of the educational program.
There are procedural guidelines that are used when attendance
zones are altered:
- Major roads and natural boundaries will be used whenever feasible to define attendance zones.
- All reasonable efforts should be made to ensure contiguous geographic zones which minimize division of clearly identifiable community components (e.g. apartment units, residential subdivisions).
- All legal and judicial guidelines for the maintenance of a unitary school system will be strictly adhered to.
- Efforts will be made to establish reasonable walking zones where feasible.
- Provisions may be made to ensure the continuity of a child's K-12 progress. This may be accomplished by offering students in the last grade the option to remain at an existing school if space is available and without transportation (Policy 5004.1).