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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427

Just the Facts

Posted on: July 2, 2018

Rumor: Large-Scale Residential Developments will overburden local public schools.

We heard a rumor that the additional students generated by the large-scale residential and mixed-use development projects will overburden the local public schools. FACT: THIS RUMOR IS FALSE.

The City consistently and repeatedly informs School District 200 representatives of the scope and status of the various new residential projects being proposed in Warrenville.  District 200 representatives have not expressed concerns regarding their ability to accommodate the new students that would be generated by this project.  The independent Demographic Trend and Enrollment Projection Study1 commissioned by School District 200 in 2017 documents the following:

  • The District’s 2016/17 total student population of 12,642 is approximately 12% lower than its 2002/03 peak population of 14,314.

  • Bower School had 467 students in 2016/17.  This is the lowest number of student recorded in this school at any time during the past 30 years. This is also 233 fewer students than its peak student population of 700 in 1989/90.

  • Johnson School had 441 students in 2016/17.  This is the lowest number of student recorded in this school since its initial construction. This is also 266 fewer students than its peak student population of 707 in 1996/97.

  • The District 200 schools that serve Warrenville have sufficient capacity to handle the additional students generated by all of the residential projects currently planned and being considered in Warrenville.

 Notes:

  1. John D. Kasarda, Ph.D., “Community Unit School District 200 Demographic Trends and Enrollment Projections”, June 2017, https://www.cusd200.org/cms/lib/IL01001538/Centricity/Domain/2383/2017%20Kasarda.pdf


The City of Warrenville periodically posts “Just the Facts” on its website to dispel rumors and address community concerns. Please contact City Administrator John Coakley for additional information at jcoakley@warrenville.il.us.