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Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools see boost in student enrollment PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:07

By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze


In a school district the size of the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools district, a handful of kids can make a big difference.

W-P Superintendent Randy Geier informed Breeze staff earlier this week that the school’s enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year will be 227 students.

This number demonstrates a substantial jump in enrollment–nearly 11 percent–for our local school district, whose enrollment last year was 208.

“The upward trend in our enrollment is a very positive sign for our school system.” said Geier. “Hopefully our numbers will continue to grow!”

The 227 students this year at W-P schools includes 32 pre-schoolers, 109 elementary students (K-6), 34 junior high (7-8) students and 52 students in the high school (9-12).

The two largest classes this year are the kindergarten and first grade classes, each with 19 students. The smallest class this year is the fifth grade with 11 students.

See the included chart for enrollment by grade and total enrollment for the past five school years.