Student population grows at the already crowded Lehman H.S.
Lehman high school is expected to have about 4,500 students enrolled this year.
Like many other schools in the Bronx, Lehman High School is overcrowded. And this school year, hundreds of additional students are expected to pack the hallways. The large student population has some parents concerned about the quality of education their children are receiving. One Bronx parent says at smaller schools the teachers and the staff know all the children, which does not happen in larger schools.
Lehman High School's principal told News 12 The Bronx that Lehman is a great school with great programs, but admits the number of kids in the school brings additional problems and issues.
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says the Department of Education considers smaller classrooms a long-term goal. He says a multi-year systematic plan is needed to address the issue and that overcrowding is not a problem that is going to be fixed in one day.