HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-096

Requested Information
Please supply in excel format by High School, the Courses currently taught in each High School, how many students currently enrolled in those classes, how many teacher are teaching the sessions of those classes broken down by instructor and non-instructor levels.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, per discussions to clarify instructor and non-instructor levels by school, we referred to a staff listing previously released under MPIA 2019-057 containing all staff for the current year which can be sorted by school, title/position, as well as subject areas for certified teachers.

Responsive Documents
Current course enrollment by high school including the 12 comprehensive high schools, ARL and Homewood. Please note the data parameters contained on the cover page of the attached chart. Under both the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which restricts access to student records, and MPIA GP § 4-313, which prevents disclosure of school district records pertaining to individual students, HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students. In accordance, HCPSS follows the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics’ guidelines for protecting student privacy in public reporting and suppresses the following from responsive records: counts that fall below 10; percentages that are less than or equal to 5, or greater than or equal to 95; categories directly related to specific student records; and/or information that, when combined with other publicly accessible data, can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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