Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Enrollment numbers where district predicted

August 20, 2003

Enrollment numbers are just about where the Baldwin School District predicted they would be.

Supt. James White said the district approved the 2003-2004 budget based on 1,300 students. As of Thursday, the district's enrollment was 1,299 students.

"We're about right where we thought we would be," White said.

This year's enrollment numbers are higher than the 1,288 students the district had one year ago.

Vinland Elementary School and Marion Springs Elementary School both have a few more students than last year. VES has seven more students for a total of 100. MSES also saw an increase of seven for a total of 72 students.

White said Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center was expecting an enrollment of 200, but currently has only 188 students. Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center planned for 215 students, but has a higher enrollment of 226 students.

He said Baldwin Junior High School lost a large group of eighth graders -- 124 students -- to the high school this year and only a class of 78 sixth graders come in to take its place. The total enrollment at BJHS is 290 students.

Baldwin High School's enrollment numbers, he said, are about the same as last year's with a total of 422 students.

The district must have its final enrollment numbers by Sept. 20. White said it is possible the number of students will change before then.

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