At this early stage, the enrollment projections may not fully materialize.
Last April, for instance, school officials were bracing for a massive increase in kindergarten enrollment, after experiencing a more than 25 percent surge in applications during the first round of registration.
But the pace of registration dramatically slowed as the year progressed.
In the end, kindergarten enrollment was up by only 6 percent, according to a head count last month that tallied 4,471 kindergartners, an increase of 251 students from the previous year.
That increase, however, still led to the addition of about a dozen new classrooms in the western and northern parts of the city, where enrollments spiked.
“The good news is that we are attracting more families,” Wilder said.