SOUTH KINGSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT
307 Curtis Corner Road, Wakefield, RI 02879 401.360.1300
S C H O O L S
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A NOTE FROM CROPPER GIS: UPDATED DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY
A draft of the South Kingstown, Rhode Island Demographic Study was submitted to the district on the week of July 10, 2017. As the District reviewed it prior to the public presentation, it was discovered that two (2) of the schools' enrollment data were inadvertently swapped. In the Demographic Study report provided the week of July 10, the enrollment figures for Wakefield Elementary School were shown as West Kingston Elementary School. Likewise, the West Kingston Elementary School enrollment forecast was shown as Wakefield Elementary School.
This issue occurred when the original data was loaded into the forecasting models. The historical enrollment for the schools was provided as abbreviated acronyms that were very similar. As a result, WES was accidentally entered in as West Kingston, and WKES was entered as Wakefield. All demographic data that were collected and analyzed for the district were correct, and the labeling issue does not compromise the integrity of the report findings.
Further, this doesn't have any impact on the forecast results, but just required a name swap of the two schools for the tables and the report content. We updated the report on July 17th, 2017 to reflect the corrected school names.