|BPS SY2021 School Demand Report Introduction|
|Thank you for viewing the BPS Demand Report for the 2020-2021 Registration Season! The information provided on this sheet will give you a better sense of which schools and programs were ranked the most frequently during the registration periods for the 2020-2021 school year. You can use this information to find out the approximate chances your student has to get into the school and program of your choice; your child will have a better chance of being assigned to a school with many open seats and fewer applicants than a school with few open seats and many applicants.|
Below are definitions for all the columns on the following charts:
|Capacity (P2)||Number of total seats in specific school and program as determined after the second registration round. Note that capacities often change between rounds so there may be situations where the number of assigned students is higher than the final capacity.||# Student on waitlist After P2||Total number of students on the waitlist for the school/program/grade after the second registration round.|
|Seats guaranteed to students||Number of students who have been guaranteed seats from the previous year in the school/program/grade. Situation in which students are guaranteed seats includes students moving up a grade in the same school and program and students moving to their pathway schools.||# Top 3 Ranks (P1)||Number of families who ranked the school/program/grade either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on their choice forms during the first registration round.|
|Open Seats||Number of seats available to students who are not guaranteed seats. The number of open seats is equal to the capacity minus the number of seats guaranteed to students.||# Total Ranks (P1)||Number of families who ranked the school/program/grade any number on their choice forms during the first registration round.|
|# Assigned Students after P1||Total number of students assigned to the school/program/grade after the first registration round (Jan 6 - Jan 31, 2020) - Grades K0, K1, 6, 7, & 9 only.||# Top 3 Ranks (P2)||Number of families who ranked the school/program/grade either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on their choice forms during the second registration round.|
|# Assigned Students after P2||Total number of students assigned to the school/program/grade after the second registration round (Feb 10 - May 29, 2020) - All grades.||# Total Ranks (P2)||Number of families who ranked the school/program/grade any number on their choice forms during the second registration round.|
|Note:||In previous years, BPS has had three registration rounds. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the second registration round for the 2020-2021 school year was extended and only two registration rounds were held.|
|As an example, let's take a look at the row for 6th grade General Education program at the Timilty Middle School:|
|This indicates that the Timilty 6th Grade General Education program had a final capacity of 49 students. There were 35 students guaranteed seats in that program due to the Timilty being the pathway school for the Blackstone and Mendell, which left 14 open seats.|
In the first registration period 83 students ranked the Timilty 6th Grade General Education program 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on their choice forms and 110 students ranked it any number. After the first registration period 68 students were assigned to the Timilty 6th Grade General Education program.
The number of students assigned may be larger than the total capacity, like in this case when the school had many more applicants than open seats as BPS anticipates that not all students will end up attending their assigned school. The number of students assigned may also be smaller than the total capacity due to students who were guaranteed seats selecting to apply to other programs or students who ranked the program getting assigned to a program they ranked higher on their choice form.
In the second registration period 6 students ranked the Timilty 6th Grade General Education program 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on their choice forms and 11 students ranked it any number. After the second registration period 57 students were assigned to the Timilty 6th Grade General Education program and 16 students were on the waitlist.