Fayette schools‘ student numbers up slightly

Fayette schools‘ student numbers up slightly

86 more students this year than last

A recently released enrollment report by the Fayette County School System shows a slight uptick in student enrollment numbers compared to last year. The report also noted the losses and gains by school compared to a year ago.

In total, the school system on Nov. 9 had a student enrollment of 20,146. That compares to 20,060 students enrolled on Nov. 9, 2016. The figures represent 86 additional students this year.

The report in providing enrollment numbers by school showed that four of the system’s 14 elementary schools have fewer students than last year. Enrollment was also down at three of the five middle schools and at two of the five high schools.

The report showed:

2017        2016    Difference

Braelinn Elem.      543          514           29

Cleveland El.          448         514          -40

Crabapple El.         605         621           -16

F’ville Elem.           467         463             4

Huddleston            592         626              -34

Inman                      634        631                3

Kedron                    615         607               8

North Fayette        628        615                13

Oak Grove              543        540                33

PTC                          497        503                -6

Peeples                    705        703                 2

Burch                       539        520                 19

Minter                      736        708                  8

Elem. Total          8,268        8,199              69

Bennetts Mill

Middle                       987        933                54

Flat Rock                  788        792                  -4

Booth                       1,196        1,183               13

Rising Starr               898        927               -29

Whitewater                886        895                 -9

Middle Tot.              4,755        4,730             25

Fayette County

High                           1,322        1,262              60

McIntosh High        1,674        1,637               37

Sandy Creek             1,115        1,189                -74

Starr’s Mill               1,398        1,434               -36

Whitewater              1,439        1,414                 25

High Sch. Tot.         6,948        6,936                12

The school system’s alternative, open campus, Mainstay and REACH programs had a net decrease of 20 students during the period.