Enrollment In School System Down by 21 Students Compared to Last Year

September 4, 2007
Dwayne Page

Student Enrollment in the DeKalb County School System, after the first month of school, is down by 21 students compared to this same time last year.

Clay Farler, Attendance Supervisor, told WJLE Tuesday that system-wide, DeKalb County has an enrollment to date of 2,945, compared to 2,966 after the first month of school last year.

Enrollment is down by 13 students at Smithville Elementary School, down by one student at DeKalb Middle School, down by 16 students at Northside Elementary School, and down by 6 students at DeKalb County High School. Enrollment at DeKalb West School is up by 15 students.

Farler says one reason the enrollment number may be down at DCHS is because of the addition of the adult high school. Those attending the adult high school are not counted in the enrollment at DCHS.

The enrollment numbers include students in the four Pre-K classes at Smithville Elementary and one Pre-K class at DeKalb West School, all of which are not yet filled.

The enrollment numbers after the first month of school for 2007 and 2006 at each school are as follows:

DeKalb County High School-
Year 2007- 819
Year 2006- 825

DeKalb Middle School-
Year 2007- 527
Year 2006-528

Northside Elementary-
Year 2007-527
Year 2006-543

Smithville Elementary School-
Year 2007-645
Year 2006-658

DeKalb West School-
Year 2007-427
Year 2006-412

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