Grade 7-12 enrollment up, elementary drops slightly

School’s enrollment stays above 600 mark sixth straight year

    Another year is underway at Chase County Schools.
    And, it’s another year with enrollment above the 600-student mark.
    Student numbers on the first day of classes Aug. 20 showed 619 in grades K-12. That’s a slight drop—just three students—from the 2018-19 first week enrollment of 622.
    Mirroring last year, the grade 7-12 numbers increased while K-6 enrollment dropped. There are 295 students enrolled in the upper 7-12 grades, with 324 in K-6, which reflects 16 more in 7-12 and 19 fewer in K-6 this school year.
    On the 7-12 side, the seventh, eighth, sophomore and senior classes are larger than last year, while freshman and junior numbers are smaller.
    The fifth grade class with 65 students reigns as the largest in the school. Kindergarten is smallest with 33. Like last year, there are two sections of kindergarten this year. For several years, there were three.
    Seventh grade at 62 is the only other class with more than 60 students enrolled.
    The senior class of 48 this year is up by 10 from the number of Chase County graduates this past May.

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