Below is the Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 enrollment data filed with the State comparing 2017 with 2010. Note: the 2018 data has not yet been filed and would obviously show further declines.
This enrollment decline will continue as the larger classes at the junior high level graduate (900+ students) and are now being replaced with much smaller classes coming into the district at kindergarten and first grade (low 700’s students).
It is easy to extrapolate that if the incoming class sizes stay in the 700 range, D-47’s total enrollment will fall below 7,000 either next year or the year after.
Given their enrollment trend and this issue, this would be a perfect opportunity to consolidate schools within D-47, shut down the affected school, become more cost efficient, and not spend the millions of dollars required to bring an unneeded school back up to code.