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San Ramon Valley school enrollment expected to keep climbing

Original post made on Feb 14, 2016

The San Ramon Valley school district will continue to see its student population rise for at least the next seven years, according to its newest enrollment projections -- a turnabout from last year's figures, which estimated local school growth would begin to taper off after peaking in 2019.

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Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2016 at 8:36 am

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Odd. The schools in Dougherty Valley area already at capacity and there is still a few hundred NEW houses yet to come online. Somebody made quite a big error with this 'master' planned community. Build it, they will come. But somebody forgot the schools.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

I don't think anybody planned on the extended families occupying the homes as they are.

Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:01 am

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Very doubtful 'extended' families made much of a difference. Been to Gale Ranch lately? The high density living kinda excludes having 'extended' families in same house. No, this is almost every single house has KIDS; why else move to being nearly on top of the schools. City, county and developers bad planning.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:05 am

Yes I have been there and yes I have seen numerous instances of extended families living in the same residence.

Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm

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Perhaps you use 'extended' in a different sense then most? Extended geneally means parents live with their adult children, who have also had children. I really, really doubt grandparents in a house adds to the capacity issue of schools, aye? :)

Bottom line poor planning, bad variables and now the current children pay the price with over crowded schools. Bella Vista will help at the elementary level, but won't do squat for the middle and HS here.....
Can we say 'oops'?

Posted by Gopi
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

This area offers the perfect combination of quality of life, manageable commute, reasonable housing cost and terrific diversity. No doubt its a magnet, we need to invest more in the education infrastructure.

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