How often does your school hold back kindergartners?

Almost 14,000 kindergarten students were held back for a second year of kindergarten classes in the 2010-11 school year. A Bridge Magazine analysis of state data found wide disparities in the rates of such kindergarten retention, however. And these rates are not tied to academic success, poverty or other research factors.

In some districts, one-third or more of the a kindergarten class will be held back each year – as a matter of routine and policy.

Michigan’s 13,000 ‘redshirt’ kindergarteners

Using data compiled by Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based research firm, Bridge has created a searchable database of districts on kindergarten retention. (Please note that not all public school districts will be in the database; state datasets do not give detailed breakdowns on any district that retains fewer than 10 students in a grade level in a year.)

District NameNumber Retained in Kindergarten, Fall 10Percent Retention, Kindergarten, Fall 10State Total RetainedState Average, Percent Retained
Waterford School District24921.7313,36411.00
Rockford Public Schools18925.4413,36411.00
Portage Public Schools17022.2813,36411.00
Hudsonville Public School District16025.6813,36411.00
Jenison Public Schools14329.4813,36411.00
Forest Hills Public Schools14017.7913,36411.00
Grand Haven Area Public Schools12824.2013,36411.00
Lansing Public School District1259.9813,36411.00
Grand Blanc Community Schools11915.9713,36411.00
Detroit City School District1152.0413,36411.00
Jackson Public Schools11518.4313,36411.00
Escanaba Area Public Schools11139.7813,36411.00
Kentwood Public Schools10515.0413,36411.00
Grand Rapids Public Schools1005.6013,36411.00
Clarkston Community School District9916.1513,36411.00
Livonia Public Schools School District959.9613,36411.00
Reeths-Puffer Schools9225.9913,36411.00
Bay City School District8813.2513,36411.00
Grandville Public Schools8819.5613,36411.00
Zeeland Public Schools8617.2713,36411.00
Lapeer Community Schools8418.7113,36411.00
Monroe Public Schools8317.0113,36411.00
Cadillac Area Public Schools8123.6813,36411.00
Byron Center Public Schools8123.9613,36411.00
Allendale Public Schools7529.8813,36411.00
Wayland Union Schools7225.3513,36411.00
Howell Public Schools6910.8813,36411.00
St. Joseph Public Schools6930.0013,36411.00
Mona Shores Public School District6524.4413,36411.00
Vicksburg Community Schools6524.9013,36411.00
Coldwater Community Schools6523.0513,36411.00
Chippewa Hills School District6429.7713,36411.00
Brighton Area Schools6415.4213,36411.00
West Ottawa Public School District6410.7213,36411.00
Cedar Springs Public Schools6419.2813,36411.00
Three Rivers Community Schools6222.1413,36411.00
Flint, School District of the City of616.1213,36411.00
Flushing Community Schools6118.0513,36411.00
Spring Lake Public Schools6030.6113,36411.00
Lowell Area Schools6018.0213,36411.00
Kenowa Hills Public Schools5921.6913,36411.00
Niles Community Schools5716.9113,36411.00
Montague Area Public Schools5734.7613,36411.00
Lakewood Public Schools5728.2213,36411.00
Tecumseh Public Schools5722.8013,36411.00
Hastings Area School District5623.8313,36411.00
Holland City School District5616.7713,36411.00
Thornapple Kellogg School District5620.5913,36411.00
Caledonia Community Schools5617.8913,36411.00
Portland Public Schools5629.7913,36411.00
New Lothrop Area Public Schools5645.1613,36411.00
Traverse City Area Public Schools557.6213,36411.00
Northwest Community Schools5523.0113,36411.00
Fenton Area Public Schools5417.9413,36411.00
Kelloggsville Public Schools5322.7513,36411.00
Constantine Public School District5331.7413,36411.00
Western School District5223.0113,36411.00
Saginaw, School District of the City of507.0613,36411.00
Marshall Public Schools5029.2413,36411.00
Gladstone Area Schools5033.5613,36411.00
Linden Community Schools4921.2113,36411.00
Wayne-Westland Community School District484.8013,36411.00
Hamilton Community Schools4821.6213,36411.00
Menominee Area Public Schools4830.5713,36411.00
Adrian, School District of the City of4817.1413,36411.00
Gibraltar School District4816.6113,36411.00
School District of Ypsilanti4713.7413,36411.00
Northview Public Schools4721.4613,36411.00
Fraser Public Schools4711.0813,36411.00
Chippewa Valley Schools464.2813,36411.00
Cass City Public Schools4638.9813,36411.00
East Grand Rapids Public Schools4621.0013,36411.00
Madison School District (Lenawee)4627.3813,36411.00
Breitung Township School District4623.4713,36411.00
Ionia Public Schools4618.5513,36411.00
Allegan Public Schools4621.0013,36411.00
Marysville Public Schools4518.1513,36411.00
St. Johns Public Schools4520.0913,36411.00
Hopkins Public Schools4431.2113,36411.00
Ann Arbor Public Schools443.5113,36411.00
Troy School District445.3413,36411.00
Muskegon, Public Schools of the City of439.6013,36411.00
Grant Public School District4321.9413,36411.00
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools4326.8813,36411.00
Kalamazoo Public Schools423.5013,36411.00
Shepherd Public Schools4226.9213,36411.00
Lincoln Park, School District of the City of4111.3313,36411.00
Lake Orion Community Schools417.4813,36411.00
Gull Lake Community Schools4121.6913,36411.00
North Branch Area Schools4121.3513,36411.00
Brandywine Community Schools4127.8913,36411.00
Central Montcalm Public Schools4128.8713,36411.00
Port Huron Area School District405.5713,36411.00
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools4019.1413,36411.00
Gladwin Community Schools4024.2413,36411.00
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun)4012.7413,36411.00
Huron Valley Schools395.6813,36411.00
Dexter Community School District3914.5013,36411.00
Lake Fenton Community Schools3923.7813,36411.00
Belding Area School District3920.4213,36411.00
Taylor School District386.5613,36411.00
Saginaw Township Community Schools3812.3013,36411.00
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools3819.1013,36411.00
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools3822.0913,36411.00
Bangor Township Schools3820.4313,36411.00
Cross Creek Charter Academy3730.5813,36411.00
Mattawan Consolidated School3712.9413,36411.00
Jonesville Community Schools3724.0313,36411.00
Warren Consolidated Schools363.3913,36411.00
Pinconning Area Schools3629.0313,36411.00
Eagle Crest Charter Academy3631.5813,36411.00
Watervliet School District3626.6713,36411.00
Chandler Woods Charter Academy3631.5813,36411.00
Whitehall District Schools3620.8113,36411.00
Hartland Consolidated Schools369.1113,36411.00
Battle Creek Public Schools356.6713,36411.00
Mt. Pleasant City School District3512.5013,36411.00
Oxford Community Schools3510.0913,36411.00
Caro Community Schools3521.8813,36411.00
Flat Rock Community Schools3520.1113,36411.00
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools3410.3713,36411.00
Sparta Area Schools3415.3213,36411.00
Dowagiac Union School District3416.5013,36411.00
Saline Area Schools349.4213,36411.00
Bedford Public Schools349.9113,36411.00
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools333.3613,36411.00
Michigan Center School District3325.9813,36411.00
Kent City Community Schools3321.8513,36411.00
Comstock Park Public Schools3314.5413,36411.00
Kearsley Community School District3215.3113,36411.00
Bullock Creek School District3219.1613,36411.00
Roseville Community Schools318.6813,36411.00
Okemos Public Schools3112.3013,36411.00
West Bloomfield School District316.4313,36411.00
Williamston Community Schools3125.4113,36411.00
South Haven Public Schools3118.0213,36411.00
Union City Community Schools3130.3913,36411.00
Negaunee Public Schools3122.1413,36411.00
Haslett Public Schools3016.0413,36411.00
Vanguard Charter Academy3025.8613,36411.00
Berkley School District309.5213,36411.00
Eaton Rapids Public Schools3015.6313,36411.00
Almont Community Schools3028.3013,36411.00
Anchor Bay School District306.7713,36411.00
Orchard View Schools2912.5013,36411.00
Mason County Central Schools2921.8013,36411.00
Bridgman Public Schools2929.0013,36411.00
Iron Mountain Public Schools2927.6213,36411.00
Swartz Creek Community Schools2910.0313,36411.00
Potterville Public Schools2927.8813,36411.00
Van Buren Public Schools285.7513,36411.00
East Lansing School District289.5213,36411.00
Bloomingdale Public School District2822.9513,36411.00
Coloma Community Schools2818.9213,36411.00
Hudson Area Schools2828.8713,36411.00
Swan Valley School District2820.5913,36411.00
Albion Public Schools2822.2213,36411.00
North Muskegon Public Schools2828.5713,36411.00
Napoleon Community Schools2822.7613,36411.00
Avondale School District279.5713,36411.00
Bloomfield Hills School District279.7513,36411.00
Vassar Public Schools2724.7713,36411.00
Manton Consolidated Schools2729.0313,36411.00
Beaverton Rural Schools2727.2713,36411.00
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools2725.0013,36411.00
Excel Charter Academy2723.8913,36411.00
Owosso Public Schools2610.2413,36411.00
Fremont Public School District2616.3513,36411.00
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools263.2013,36411.00
Lake City Area School District2630.5913,36411.00
Big Rapids Public Schools2617.2213,36411.00
Paw Paw Public School District2612.5613,36411.00
Schoolcraft Community Schools2627.6613,36411.00
Harper Creek Community Schools2612.3813,36411.00
East Jackson Community Schools2620.1613,36411.00
Gaylord Community Schools2511.2113,36411.00
Quincy Community Schools2519.6913,36411.00
Charlevoix Public Schools2537.8813,36411.00
Clio Area School District259.8413,36411.00
Keystone Academy2522.1213,36411.00
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools2517.8613,36411.00
Grand Ledge Public Schools258.3613,36411.00
Corunna Public Schools2412.6313,36411.00
Bad Axe Public Schools2420.6913,36411.00
Fennville Public Schools2418.7513,36411.00
Glen Lake Community Schools2435.8213,36411.00
Sandusky Community School District2421.6213,36411.00
Ishpeming Public School District No. 12430.3813,36411.00
Van Dyke Public Schools239.9613,36411.00
Coopersville Area Public School District2312.1713,36411.00
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools232.0813,36411.00
Utica Community Schools231.2413,36411.00
Public Schools of Petoskey2312.3713,36411.00
White Pigeon Community Schools2332.8613,36411.00
Ubly Community Schools2332.3913,36411.00
East Jordan Public Schools2323.7113,36411.00
Oakridge Public Schools2315.4413,36411.00
Otsego Public Schools2311.7313,36411.00
Pinckney Community Schools238.1913,36411.00
Goodrich Area Schools2316.3113,36411.00
Vandercook Lake Public Schools2319.3313,36411.00
Alma Public Schools2211.7013,36411.00
Freeland Community School District2213.6613,36411.00
Paramount Charter Academy2221.3613,36411.00
Alpena Public Schools228.7013,36411.00
Millington Community Schools2216.7913,36411.00
Marquette Area Public Schools2210.2313,36411.00
Dundee Community Schools2217.3213,36411.00
Midland Public Schools214.2313,36411.00
Brown City Community Schools2124.7113,36411.00
Meridian Public Schools2117.3613,36411.00
Reading Community Schools2124.7113,36411.00
Brandon School District in the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer2110.3413,36411.00
Homer Community School District2121.8813,36411.00
Coleman Community Schools2133.8713,36411.00
Clinton Community Schools2121.8813,36411.00
Reed City Area Public Schools2117.3613,36411.00
Saranac Community Schools2121.6513,36411.00
Tahquamenon Area Schools2133.3313,36411.00
Southfield Public School District204.6313,36411.00
Saugatuck Public Schools2027.7813,36411.00
Rudyard Area Schools2025.0013,36411.00
Ferndale Public Schools2010.5313,36411.00
Farwell Area Schools2018.0213,36411.00
Stockbridge Community Schools2016.3913,36411.00
Ida Public School District2018.5213,36411.00
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D.2027.7813,36411.00
NICE Community School District2020.2013,36411.00
Dearborn City School District191.3613,36411.00
Redford Union Schools, District No. 11911.8813,36411.00
Boyne City Public Schools1918.2713,36411.00
Detroit Merit Charter Academy1916.8113,36411.00
Lakeshore School District (Berrien)199.3113,36411.00
Pine River Area Schools1920.4313,36411.00
Gobles Public School District1922.0913,36411.00
Eau Claire Public Schools1925.6813,36411.00
Vanderbilt Charter Academy1924.3613,36411.00
Manistee Area Public Schools1915.7013,36411.00
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools1923.7513,36411.00
Fruitport Community Schools198.4113,36411.00
Jefferson Schools (Monroe)1911.5213,36411.00
Onsted Community Schools1917.4313,36411.00
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District185.8813,36411.00
International Academy of Flint1816.5113,36411.00
Rochester Community School District181.9813,36411.00
Knapp Charter Academy1815.9313,36411.00
Bark River-Harris School District1826.8713,36411.00
Morenci Area Schools1826.4713,36411.00
Ludington Area School District179.8313,36411.00
Endeavor Charter Academy1716.8313,36411.00
Lawton Community School District1722.6713,36411.00
Holly Area School District176.6913,36411.00
Clare Public Schools1713.7113,36411.00
Leslie Public Schools1713.9313,36411.00
Laingsburg Community Schools1715.8913,36411.00
Old Redford Academy1714.2913,36411.00
Plainwell Community Schools168.3813,36411.00
Inland Lakes Schools1624.2413,36411.00
Bentley Community School District in the County of Genesee1622.5413,36411.00
Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County1623.5313,36411.00
Marcellus Community Schools1629.6313,36411.00
Grosse Ile Township Schools1615.0913,36411.00
Bath Community Schools1617.3913,36411.00
Davison Community Schools153.9113,36411.00
East Detroit Public Schools155.1513,36411.00
Pontiac City School District153.0113,36411.00
Edison Public School Academy1512.6113,36411.00
West Iron County Public Schools1519.4813,36411.00
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools1517.8613,36411.00
Grosse Pointe Public Schools153.1713,36411.00
Dearborn Heights School District #7157.3513,36411.00
Benton Harbor Area Schools155.1413,36411.00
Sturgis Public Schools144.7513,36411.00
Muskegon Heights School District1410.1413,36411.00
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools149.0313,36411.00
Benzie County Central Schools1411.2013,36411.00
South Lyon Community Schools142.7713,36411.00
Centreville Public Schools1421.8813,36411.00
Farmington Public School District141.9213,36411.00
Hancock Public Schools1417.7213,36411.00
Chatfield School1426.4213,36411.00
Windemere Park Charter Academy1416.2813,36411.00
Comstock Public Schools148.2813,36411.00
Armada Area Schools1410.2213,36411.00
Huron School District148.7513,36411.00
Fowlerville Community Schools135.4413,36411.00
Summit Academy North1311.1113,36411.00
School District of the City of Inkster139.5613,36411.00
White Cloud Public Schools1314.2913,36411.00
Lawrence Public Schools1322.8113,36411.00
Atherton Community Schools1318.8413,36411.00
Elk Rapids Schools1311.6113,36411.00
Holt Public Schools133.4913,36411.00
Burton Glen Charter Academy1314.1313,36411.00
Montrose Community Schools1213.4813,36411.00
Romeo Community Schools123.5713,36411.00
Fortis Academy1212.0013,36411.00
Edwardsburg Public Schools125.8813,36411.00
Walton Charter Academy1213.3313,36411.00
Pennfield Schools127.8413,36411.00
Ithaca Public Schools1213.1913,36411.00
Fulton Schools1218.7513,36411.00
Greenville Public Schools124.1413,36411.00
Warren Woods Public Schools125.5613,36411.00
Southgate Community School District123.9913,36411.00
Martin Public Schools1218.1813,36411.00
Reach Charter Academy1211.7613,36411.00
Colon Community School District1220.0013,36411.00
Beecher Community School District117.5313,36411.00
Buchanan Community Schools119.2413,36411.00
Hart Public School District119.1713,36411.00
Houghton-Portage Township School District1110.3813,36411.00
Novi Community School District112.7513,36411.00
East China School District113.8513,36411.00
Holly Academy1110.5813,36411.00
Mesick Consolidated Schools1118.3313,36411.00
Gwinn Area Community Schools1111.1113,36411.00
Airport Community Schools115.8813,36411.00
Standish-Sterling Community Schools118.8013,36411.00
Addison Community Schools1115.9413,36411.00
Tri County Area Schools115.7313,36411.00
Newaygo Public School District107.5813,36411.00
Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy1013.8913,36411.00
Hesperia Community Schools1011.9013,36411.00
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools1015.3813,36411.00
Breckenridge Community Schools1014.0813,36411.00
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb)104.2413,36411.00
Imlay City Community Schools105.4613,36411.00
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District109.2613,36411.00
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm)1012.6613,36411.00
Willow Run Community Schools105.7113,36411.00
Pontiac Academy for Excellence106.4513,36411.00
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy1014.0813,36411.00
Chesaning Union Schools13,36411.00
Wyoming Public Schools13,36411.00
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools13,36411.00
Hamtramck, School District of the City of13,36411.00
Berrien Springs Public Schools13,36411.00
Columbia School District13,36411.00
Michigan Technical Academy13,36411.00
Allen Park Public Schools13,36411.00
Birch Run Area Schools13,36411.00
Harrison Community Schools13,36411.00
Lincoln Consolidated School District13,36411.00
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools13,36411.00
Carrollton Public Schools13,36411.00
Hanley International Academy13,36411.00
Harper Woods, The School District of the City of13,36411.00
Westwood Community School District13,36411.00
Warrendale Charter Academy13,36411.00
Hanover-Horton School District13,36411.00
Three Oaks Public School Academy13,36411.00
Benton Harbor Charter School13,36411.00
Charyl Stockwell Academy13,36411.00
Crawford AuSable Schools13,36411.00
Public Schools of Calumet13,36411.00
Kingsley Area Schools13,36411.00
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools13,36411.00
Mancelona Public Schools13,36411.00
Godwin Heights Public Schools13,36411.00
Cheboygan Area Schools13,36411.00
Star International Academy13,36411.00
Riverside Academy13,36411.00
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy13,36411.00
Hamtramck Academy13,36411.00
Detroit Service Learning Academy13,36411.00
Dove Academy of Detroit13,36411.00
Detroit Premier Academy13,36411.00
Bridge Academy13,36411.00
Ridge Park Charter Academy13,36411.00
Metro Charter Academy13,36411.00
Hope of Detroit Academy13,36411.00
Canton Charter Academy13,36411.00
Summit Academy13,36411.00
Richfield Public School Academy13,36411.00
Saginaw Preparatory Academy13,36411.00
South Arbor Charter Academy13,36411.00
Oscoda Area Schools13,36411.00
School District of the City of Birmingham13,36411.00
Harbor Springs School District13,36411.00
Baldwin Community Schools13,36411.00
St. Louis Public Schools13,36411.00
Vestaburg Community Schools13,36411.00
Cesar Chavez Academy13,36411.00
Great Oaks Academy13,36411.00
The Dearborn Academy13,36411.00
Prevail Academy13,36411.00
Roscommon Area Public Schools13,36411.00
Chelsea School District13,36411.00
Center Line Public Schools13,36411.00
Grand Traverse Academy13,36411.00
Shelby Public Schools13,36411.00
St. Charles Community Schools13,36411.00
Crossroads Charter Academy13,36411.00
Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren)13,36411.00
Houghton Lake Community Schools13,36411.00
Crestwood School District13,36411.00
Northville Public Schools13,36411.00
Tawas Area Schools13,36411.00
School District of the City of Royal Oak13,36411.00
Blissfield Community Schools13,36411.00
Crescent Academy13,36411.00
Paragon Charter Academy13,36411.00
Walker Charter Academy13,36411.00
Achieve Charter Academy13,36411.00
Vista Charter Academy13,36411.00
Hillsdale Community Schools13,36411.00
Mount Clemens Community School District13,36411.00
Bendle Public Schools13,36411.00
Mendon Community School District13,36411.00
Capac Community Schools13,36411.00
Memphis Community Schools13,36411.00
Oakland International Academy13,36411.00
Kalkaska Public Schools13,36411.00
River Valley School District13,36411.00
Riverview Community School District13,36411.00
Springport Public Schools13,36411.00
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools13,36411.00
Algonac Community School District13,36411.00
Cassopolis Public Schools13,36411.00
South Lake Schools13,36411.00
Parchment School District13,36411.00
Washington-Parks Academy13,36411.00
Business Entrepreneurship, Science, Tech. Academy13,36411.00
Montabella Community Schools13,36411.00
Delton Kellogg Schools13,36411.00
Merrill Community Schools13,36411.00
Perry Public Schools13,36411.00
Dansville Schools13,36411.00
Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts13,36411.00
Academy of Warren13,36411.00
Bronson Community School District13,36411.00
Clintondale Community Schools13,36411.00
Yale Public Schools13,36411.00
Concord Community Schools13,36411.00
Linden Charter Academy13,36411.00
Laurus Academy13,36411.00
Ravenna Public Schools13,36411.00
Frankenmuth School District13,36411.00
Fitzgerald Public Schools13,36411.00
Durand Area Schools13,36411.00
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb)13,36411.00
Waverly Community Schools13,36411.00
Lamphere Public Schools13,36411.00
Trenton Public Schools13,36411.00
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools13,36411.00
Voyageur Academy13,36411.00
University Preparatory Academy (PSAD)13,36411.00
Academy for Business and Technology13,36411.00
Flagship Charter Academy13,36411.00
Reese Public Schools13,36411.00
Mayville Community School District13,36411.00
Maple Valley Schools13,36411.00
Manchester Community Schools13,36411.00
Marlette Community Schools13,36411.00
Clarenceville School District13,36411.00
Holton Public Schools13,36411.00
DeWitt Public Schools13,36411.00
Mason Public Schools (Ingham)13,36411.00
Hazel Park, School District of the City of13,36411.00
Charlotte Public Schools13,36411.00
Romulus Community Schools13,36411.00
Chandler Park Academy13,36411.00
Detroit Enterprise Academy13,36411.00
Woodward Academy13,36411.00
Triumph Academy13,36411.00
Hemlock Public School District13,36411.00
Hartford Public Schools13,36411.00
Morley Stanwood Community Schools13,36411.00
Milan Area Schools13,36411.00
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe)13,36411.00
River Rouge, School District of the City of13,36411.00
New Haven Community Schools13,36411.00
Allen Academy13,36411.00
Advanced Technology Academy13,36411.00
Conner Creek Academy East13,36411.00
Creative Montessori Academy13,36411.00
Madison District Public Schools13,36411.00
Olivet Community Schools13,36411.00
Whitmore Lake Public School District13,36411.00
Decatur Public Schools13,36411.00
Byron Area Schools13,36411.00
New Branches School13,36411.00
Wyandotte, School District of the City of13,36411.00
Sand Creek Community Schools13,36411.00
Richmond Community Schools13,36411.00
Clawson Public Schools13,36411.00
Oak Park, School District of the City of13,36411.00
LakeVille Community School District13,36411.00
Taylor Exemplar Academy13,36411.00
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence13,36411.00
David Ellis Academy West13,36411.00
Genesee School District13,36411.00
South Redford School District13,36411.00
Grass Lake Community Schools13,36411.00
Garden City, School District of the City of13,36411.00
Britton Deerfield Schools13,36411.00
Evart Public Schools13,36411.00
Westwood Heights Schools13,36411.00
Ecorse Public Schools13,36411.00
Landmark Academy13,36411.00
Trillium Academy13,36411.00
Bradford Academy13,36411.00
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Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:48am
I would be interested in knowing how many students attended half day kindergarten the first time, then full day kindergarten the second. We must also remember that this is a decision made by both the parents and the school system working together in the best interest of the child. With the kindergarten requirements being so much more than social development and more like we remember first or second grade, many little ones need that extra development time.
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 5:32pm
Harrison Community Schools used to have a Junior first grade for students who might otherwise have been recommended for another year of kindergarten. We tried to staff it with a strong teacher who was skilled in dealing with students with academic challenges and provide additional support for the teacher , and we kept the class size low. This program had to be eliminated when it was judged to be a planned retention. Our goal was to provide intense extra help before students fell so far behind their same aged peers and before they were in special education programs. We feel it helped some children, but we were forced to eliminate it or lose the funding we were using for the program. If this is about one size and one pace fits all, sadly that doesn't work for many students. If it is about saving money by not providing an extra year for some kids , then let's call it what it is.
Betty Tableman
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 6:59am
This data should be expanded to indicate the level of participation in school based early childhood 4 year old; programs and Head Start. I suspect there is a correlation..