RISING STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Projections indicate a total student enrollment of approximately 7,184 in the 2019- 2020 school year, which is a 37.5% increase in enrollment since 1999. To support growing enrollment, approximately 8.3 new full-time equivalent (FTE) teacher positions were added to the 2019-2020 budget. Enrollment at Conestoga High School is projected to increase by 290 students over the next five years, from 2,267 in 2019 to 2,557 in 2023, which will eventually result in a shortage of instructional space within the school’s current footprint. Over the course of the last year, the District has conducted a Conestoga High School facility study to examine the District’s instructional needs, space utilization and possible options for expansion of the current building. As a result, the District determined there is a need to expand Conestoga High School and add additional space to include 8 additional regular classrooms, 2 additional special education classrooms, 4 additional science labs, 1 additional art room, 1 additional kitchen, a fabrication lab, a large flexible learning space, and additional smaller spaces for meetings, offices and small group instruction. The school is also in need of expanded spaces in the nurse suite, library, cafeteria, student services suite, and health and fitness room.