Where they went: Taking a look at Fort Wayne, Allen County public school districts and student transfers

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School district student transfer information released Friday by the Indiana Department of Education provides a look at Allen County public school districts’ enrollment losses to other school districts, charter schools, and private and parochial schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

Here are some highlights by school district, followed by the entire list of students’ transfer destinations. The figures are based on enrollment on the official count date of Sept. 15 this past fall:

FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

• 35,199 children of school age lived within FWCS boundaries.

• 28,577 of those 35,199 students attended FWCS schools.

• 1,902 students living in FWCS boundaries attended a different traditional public school district’s school or a public charter school.

• 4,723 students living in FWCS boundaries attended a nonpublic school through the Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) program.

• 64 students living in other public school districts enrolled in FWCS schools.

• 514 students living in FWCS boundaries transferred to schools in the East Allen County Schools district.

• A combined total of 419 students living in the FWCS district attended local charter schools Timothy L. Johnson Academy, Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy and Smith Academy for Excellence.

• A large number of students living in the FWCS district attended private or parochial schools, including 369 at Bishop Dwenger High School, 282 at Bishop Luers High School, 369 at Saint Charles Borromeo School, a combined total of 367 at Blackhawk Christian Elementary, Middle and High schools, and 290 at Concordia Lutheran High School.

EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

• 10,418 students of school age lived within EACS boundaries.

• 9,062 of the 10,418 students attended EACS schools.

• 353 students living in the EACS district attended a different traditional public school district’s school or a public charter school.

• 1,007 students living in the EACS district attended a nonpublic school through the Indiana Choice Scholarship program.

• 617 students living in other school districts attended EACS schools.

• 112 children living in the EACS district attended Timothy L. Johnson Academy.

• Among students attending private or parochial schools, 45 attended Bishop Dwenger, 57 attended Bishop Luers, a combined total of 70 attended Blackhawk Christian schools, 82 attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Haven and 139 attended Central Lutheran School in New Haven.

NORTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

• 7,973 students of school age lived within NACS boundaries .

• 7,488 of the 7,973 students in the NACS district attended a NACS school.

• 240 students living in the NACS district attended a different traditional public school district’s school or a public charter school.

• 245 students living in the NACS district attended a nonpublic school through the Indiana Choice Scholarship program.

• 59 students living in other school districts attended NACS schools.

• 40 students living in the NACS district attended in East Allen County Schools, and 79 attended at Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco.

• Among students attending private or parochial schools, 68 attended St. Vincent DePaul Catholic School.

SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

• 7,636 students of school age live within the SACS boundaries.

• 7,280 of those 7,636 students attend SACS schools.

• 113 students living in the SACS district attended a different traditional public school district’s school or a public charter school.

• 243 students living in the SACS district attended a nonpublic school through the Indiana Choice Scholarship program.

• 60 students living in other school districts attended SACS schools.

• 32 students living in the SACS district attended Northern Wells Community Schools.

• Among students attending private or parochial schools, 99 attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, 24 attended Bishop Luers High School, 23 students attended Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School, and 23 attended Emmaus Lutheran School.

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