Declining Enrollment in East County

GUHSD Enrollment 1,600 Students Under Voter-Approved Bond Trigger

Graph of Declining Enrollment. Click for full size
The voter-approved language of Proposition U included a specific enrollment threshold before construction could begin. Subsequent to the bond passing in 2008, the District spent more than $23 million in bond funds to acquire property and obtain the necessary permits needed prior to construction of a new school. 

Consistent with the patterns in recent years in the East County, student enrollment in the Grossmont district is projected to continue declining for the near future. In the 2014-15 school year, the enrollment of comprehensive high schools — including Helix and Steele Canyon charter schools — was more than 1,600 students under the bond-required language.