Gothenburg enrollment drops
District 20 down by 12 students.
With one of the largest classes in recent years graduating last May, enrollment at District 20 has decreased 12 students.
Eighty-four graduated with the Class of 2011.First-day numbers this year totalled 900 students K-12.
Enrollment has increased each year for the past 10 years with the exception of this year and in 2002 and 2003.
Superintendent Mike Teahon said the number of students counted Thursday, on the first day of school, often changes as a number of kids may show up and enroll and then leave the district throughout the month.
Enrollment figures on Friday, Sept. 23, will be more important, Teahon said, as that is when the number of students registered for classes is sent into the Nebraska Department of Education.
State aid allocations are determined from those numbers.
On Friday, Teahon said the first two days of classes seemed to go well.
“There is always a certain excitement as students reconnect with friends and begin classes and activities,” he said.
Compared to last year’s big senior class, there are 20 fewer students in 12th grade.
The seventh grade takes the honors of being the largest class, K-12, with 75 students.
Juniors make up the smallest class with 61 students.