Superintendent responds to overcrowding concerns at Roswell schools | KOB 4

Superintendent responds to overcrowding concerns at Roswell schools

Faith Egbuonu
September 09, 2019 06:21 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- Classrooms have reached capacity in Roswell, leaving some parents concerned about their child's education.


“I found out Military Heights and Del Norte Elementary School has 30-plus students to a classroom," said a mother who did not want to be identified.

The Public Education Department requires no more than 24 students per class in fourth and fifth grade.

"I do understand the concerns,” said Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Lynn McIlroy. “Twenty-nine and 30 kids in your class of fourth graders is a lot to handle."

McIlroy assures parents that the district is addressing their concerns.

“So, Military Heights-- we had three fourth grade teachers,” she said. “Those classes are beyond the capacity, so we have added a fourth teacher that will start in two days."

McIlroy said Del Norte Elementary has reached its requirements for capacity.

“As it stands right now at Del Norte, we are right where we need to be,” she said. “We're right at those limits, so we cannot be adding more students unless they’re neighborhood school students."



Faith Egbuonu

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