Growth Information

Growth Creates Need for a Bond Issue

As Bennington Public Schools continue to attract families to our community, the increase in student population places a strain on current facilities and class size. Looking at the number of current students in grades 5-8, the high school will be over capacity for the 2025-26 school year.  This number does not take into account any growth due to new students. With projected growth, the high school will be slightly over capacity for the 2024-2025 school year.

Charts for Enrollment Growth. Contact BPS for specific numbers

 

  • The District saw approximately 300 homes under construction in December of 2021 with an additional 421 new homes occupied during this past year.Photo of Houses being built
  • The District has experienced an average growth of approximately 370 residential homes per year for the past five years.
  • During the annual winter reporting season, the District recorded approximately 1,020 open lots in various developments and denoted another 2,726 lots platted for future development.
  • City Planners, Engineers, Demographers and Developers estimate Bennington Public Schools will grow to a school district enrollment of between 12,000 to 14,000 students when fully developed. 
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