Enrollment still growing
Although enrollment on the first day of school is never engraved in stone, superintendent Mike Teahon was pleased with what he saw Tuesday morning.
A two-student gain pushes the population to the 910 mark compared to 908 school wide last year.
“It shows we’re growing or maintaining and that’s positive,” Teahon said.
Since 2000, the number of students K-12 has risen steadily except for a seven-student drop to 812 in 2003.
However Teahon cautioned that the figure will probably be a bit lower by Sept. 25—the last Friday of the month when school officials send enrollment numbers into the Nebraska Department of Education for state aid determination.
This year’s enrollment figures show the 11th graders as the biggest class with 85 students followed by a tie for second place with 75 students each in the kindergarten and ninth grades.
The junior class has been a large one through most of the grades, Teahon said.
Like last year, the seniors have the smallest class with 58 students.