Student mobility can be an issue in many urban areas where the population is predominantly minority and are low-income.
Schools districts in Genesee County and, specifically, Flint Community Schools have declined in student population recently.
During the period of declining student population in Flint Community Schools, the amount of students that reside within the school district and are enrolling elsewhere has increased. A majority of these students are attending public school academies or charter schools, especially grades K-8. In high school, a majority of students that enroll elsewhere are attending another public school district.
Recommendations for further analysis include the following: student level monitoring of where they are going,after-school program attendance, and test score performance before and after moving schools; examining changes in school or district policies and opening/closing of schools; investigate socioeconomic factors of families in the region; continued analysis on student data presented in the report.