District Facts

Location: Baltimore, MA
K-12 Enrollment: 113,814
Staff: Not Noted
Certified: 66.1 Instructional Staff per 1,000 students
Administrators: 11.8 Professional Staff per 1,000 students
Facilities/Buildings: 174

Demographics: 39.4% of students in the district reported being Black/African American, 37.4% White, and 10.5% Hispanic. 7.1% reported being English Language Learners (ELL). 25.6% of students reported being economically disadvantaged.

Streamlining the enrollment process to save time and provide greater accessibility.

The Challenge

As a large district providing students with a variety of magnet schools and specialized programs, Baltimore Public Schools was in search of a means to streamline the application process  for the district. The goal was to both decrease the workload of administrators, currently working through a paper-based process, and migrate to a system that would provide a more efficient and accessible process for students and families.

The Results (Quote):

“We’ve been getting a large number of compliments on how easy it is to use the application…and how well it works.”

Bryan Stoll, Supervisor of Magnet Programs at BCPS
  • Implemented a mobile component to the application process, to allow parents to submit and manage applications online from their smartphone or tablet.

  • Provided address verification to inform parents about district transportation availability for each selected program or school choice.

  • Communicated real-time updates with parents through the online system, keeping them informed of the application and lottery placement status throughout the process.

The Solution

  1. Identify enrollment deficiencies within the district and research online enrollment management systems to meet those needs.
  2. Manage student data in one efficient and easily accessible system to streamline the enrollment process.
  3. Provide parents with instant information about placements, programs, and application status.
  4. Make data-based enrollment decisions in real time for speciality programs to help families find the best placement for their students.

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