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STUDIO CITY, Calif. (KTLA) — Some parents are being accused of enrollment fraud at Carpenter Community Charter school in Studio City.

School administrators believe as many as 120 of the school’s 1,000 students enrolled using false addresses that show them living in the area, the Daily News reports.

classroom-generic-bgThe results, officials say, is that the school has been pushed to its capacity.

As a result, there might not be enough room for all the local kindergarteners who want to enroll next year.

The LAUSD says Carpenter and other schools can use electronic databases to check property records and reject students who don’t belong.

Any student found to be living outside the Carpenter boundary will get to finish the semester, but will then have to enroll in their neighborhood school in the fall.

Parents want their kids at Carpenter because of its long-standing reputation as a high-performing school.

Its popularity increased even more after it became an affiliated charter in 2010-11.

It boasts an Academic Performance Index of 941 — well above the district’s target of 800 — as well as small class sizes, arts programs and science and media labs.

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