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First day enrollment up in Rugby district

By Staff | Aug 27, 2009

First-day enrollment in Rugby Public Schools is 572 – a gain of five students compared with this time last year, and eight more when compared to the end of last school term.

Since 2007, the public school enrollment has steadily climbed, and that is encouraging, says Jeff Lind, school superintendent.

However, in time the district will once again likely experience declining numbers.

“Looking at our enrollment picture, our largest classes are in the secondary grades (7-12),’ Lind said. “So we’re going to see numbers drop eventually.”

While the student count is 572, that number will likely fluctuate over the course of the term.

Ely Elementary’s enrollment is 252 while Rugby Jr.-Sr. High student count is 320.

The breakdown in Rugby’s public schools is as follows: Kindergarten-34; Grade one-33; Grade two-44; Grade three-27; Grade four-39; Grade five-39; Grade six-36; Grade seven-54; Grade eight-55; Grade nine-45; Grade 10-50; Grade 11-62; Grade 12-54.

Little Flower Schools is down

Enrollment has dropped slightly at Rugby’s Little Flower Catholic School. The first day count was 61 – five fewer than last year’s first day. The largest class is grade four, with 12 students. The smallest classes are grades one and five with seven students each.

The breakdown is as follows: Kindergarten-11; Grade one-7; Grade two-8; Grade three-8; Grade four-12; Grade five-7; Grade six-8.

Right on par with last year

Total school enrollment in Rugby, including Little Flower, equals 633. That equals last year’s figure but is seven fewer than two years ago.

Wolford sees a small decline

Wolford’s K-12 enrollment is down slightly. The first day count of 46 is a decline of three students.

“That’s right in the ballpark where we have been (in recent years),’ said Larry Zavada, school superintendent.

Seventeen of the students are in high school grades and equate to 37 percent of the student body. The largest class is grade 10 with seven. The smallest class is fourth grade with just one.

Other schools

TGU-Towner’s enrollment is also up. The K-12 count there is 193, which is a gain of three from last year. The largest grades are the senior and junior classes – each having 23 students. The smallest class is grade eight with eight.

Leeds’ K-12 enrollment of 147 is on par with last term’s. The largest class is in grade nine with 15 students. The smallest is grade four with six students.

Rolette’s K-12 enrollment is 131, which is a decline from 146 students last year. The largest classes are grades three and six, each having 14 students. The smallest class size is one with six students.

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