Office of Strategic Planning - Key Reports

The Office of Strategic Planning takes great pride in our data. We are pleased to share some of our most important reports with you here.

Students Count 2017: The Annual Report of Student Enrollments and School Utilization, February 2018

Sage Policy Group, Inc. Enrollment Projection Reports

In 2015, BCPS collaborated with Baltimore County Administration to review process and method for projecting student enrollment. Baltimore County Department of Planning engaged Sage Policy Group to conduct an independent analysis. Sage Policy Group found that the BCPS method and process – primarily a cohort survival-based method - were supported and that the school system’s change in 2014-15 to more transparent, reproducible method was a positive step. 

Education Facilities Master Plan

The Office of Strategic Planning is responsible for producing the required annual Education Facilities Master Plan. This document is required by the Maryland Department of Planning, and contains facilities information on existing schools and future needs.

Educational Facilities Master Plan 2017

BCPS Organizational Structures (Definitions of Schools, Centers and Programs, 2017-2018 School Year) 

This report identifies the organizational structures (schools, centers, and programs) for BCPS for the current school year. Baltimore County Public Schools defines three organizational structures that are used to deliver instructional programs to students.

Student Yield Factors (Updated October 2017)

In accordance with the Baltimore County Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the Office of Strategic Planning provides pupil yield factors to the Baltimore County Office of Planning. Yield factors are ratios that indicate the expected number of students a residential development will likely generate over time. Planners and developers use our yield factors when filing plans with the Baltimore County Office of Planning. Yield factors are specific to elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as to housing type, tenure (rent vs. own) and Baltimore County election district. Yield factors are not time-dependent, as a number of factors ranging from market value to construction delays can influence how slowly or quickly a development will be constructed, and the rate it will produce school-aged children.