As the year of “COVID-Style” back to school begins, numbers are again down for WWCD10. Enrollment in the West Washington County School District, which dropped to 521 at the beginning of the school year, was only one more than the lowest number in over two decades. It is down 4 from the 525 at the beginning of the prior school year.
Superintendent Scott Fuhrhop said that overall he is pleased with enrollment, considering that some students who were enrolled last year are now in home-schooling due to COVID-19. To balance that loss, the district gained a few students because in-school classes are held.
Enrollment at the High School is 196, up from 180 last year. The main reason is the incoming freshman class of 52 is larger than last year’s senior class of 34.
Okawville Junior High enrollment is 82, down 18 from last year’s 100. This year’s seventh grade class of 30 is smaller than last year’s eighth grade class of 49.
District enrollment in K-6th is 238, down 7 from last year’s 245.
Read full details on all schools in our area in this week’s issue.