Elementary School Enrollment Update April 2022

April 8, 2022

Dear KLSD Elementary Families,

I am writing to provide an update on elementary enrollment projections for the next school year. Over the years, although our total elementary enrollment has not changed dramatically, Increase Miller has grown to have a larger student enrollment than our other two schools. The data we shared earlier this year is as follows:






Actual Enrolment 2021-2022





Projected Enrollment 2022-2023





In January, we held a meeting with IMES families to discuss projected enrollment and potential impacts of growing enrollment on the school experience for our IMES students. We listened carefully to parent feedback, questions, and concerns. Today, I am writing with an update to all our elementary families because we believe the following information is relevant to all.

We are continuing to monitor enrollment closely, and as of this writing, enrollment at IMES for next year is running closer to this year’s enrollment (482) than it is to the projection of 513. Of course, more students can arrive between now and September, but historical trends indicate that it is unlikely that we will see another 30 students arriving in that time.

In the meantime, we are re-zoning the new housing development on Route 22 (Lewisboro Commons) so that any future students who move into that development will attend Katonah Elementary School rather than IMES. We are also looking at the border lines between the IMES and Meadow Pond communities, to see where it might be possible to move future students to Meadow Pond (without impacting students and families who have already begun their IMES experience). We are still awaiting data from our demographers to help us with this process.

Our facilities committee is also looking at space options at IMES to help alleviate potential challenges in future years. Importantly, individual class sizes are not impacted by the current enrollment trends. We’re able to offer enough sections so that class sizes are generally consistent across the three elementary schools.

With all the above in mind, at this time, we do not foresee any programmatic changes necessary next year at IMES due to enrollment. We remain committed to providing consistent student experiences at all three of our elementary schools. If any changes occur in the coming months, I will be in touch again.

I hope this update is helpful. I will continue to keep you informed and please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions at any time.


Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools