Enrollment tallies for EGSD new school year
August 30, 2016
Fall is in the air in Grand County.
Aspen leaves are beginning to change in small stands of tress that line the local streams and rivers. The temperature is dipping lower and lower each night while dense fog formations lift off the Three Lakes Region and envelope the mountain parks surrounding Granby nearly every morning.
The fall brings many things; hunting season, sweaters and gloves, and for those who still attend school, or those with children attending school, the fall is a time of new beginnings as youngsters head back to the classroom.
The first day of the 2016-2017 academic school year for the East Grand School District started on Monday August 29. Students from Middle Park High School (MPHS) and East Grand Middle School (EGMS) attended classes throughout the day while elementary students from Granby Elementary School (GES) and Fraser Valley Elementary (FVE) underwent testing both Monday and Tuesday in preparation of the first day of elementary school classes on Wednesday August 31.
Middle Park High School
Total enrollment for the high school stands at 380 students as of the first day of classes. Middle Park has a total of 89 senior students starting the school year in 2016. The senior class at MPHS is the smallest out of the four high school classes. The junior class, eleventh-graders, has a slightly larger total with 94 students while the sophomore class has a total of 92. There are 105 ninth-graders in the freshman class of 2016, who will look do graduate in 2020.
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This year MPHS welcomes five new teachers and one new paraprofessional while administrators and students will welcome back 20 returning teachers who have previously instructed classes at the high school.
East Grand Middle School
East Grand Middle School starts the 2016 academic year with a total of 302 students enrolled. The new middle school class, sixth-graders, is the largest class of students currently attending EGMS with a 108 students. The seventh-grader enrollment total stands at 97. This year's eighth-grade class also has 97 students enrolled.
Administrators from EGMS welcomed two new teachers this year who will be instructing students, one new teacher is a transfer from MPHS while one is from out of district. There are a total of 20 returning certified teachers this year for the EGMS.
Granby Elementary School
Granby Elementary School has a total of 334 students currently enrolled for the first day of classes, excluding preschool students. Granby Elementary offers classes for preschool through fifth grade but because of the flexible and fluctuating schedule of many preschool students enrollment and attendance figures for that grade can change drastically throughout each week and over the course of the school year.
Kindergarten teachers at GES will have 51 young charges to instruct and look after over the coming year. The first-grade class has a total of 49 students enrolled for the first day of classes. Local Granby second-graders will attend school this year with a total of 55 students in the class while the third-grade class will have 57 students. The fourth-grade class is the largest class at Granby Elementary this year with a total of 69 students. The Granby fifth-graders, who will move on to the EGMS next year, will be part of a class of 53.
There are 18 classroom teachers returning to GES this year and one new teacher who previously served as a half-time science before entering a new role as fifth-grade teacher. Along with classroom teachers GES has four returning teachers for the courses of PE, music, science and art.
Fraser Valley Elementary
Fraser Valley Elementary is the smallest school in the EGSD in terms of raw student enrollment numbers. The quaint elementary school in southeastern Grand County has a total enrollment figure of 247 for the coming school year, excluding preschoolers. Like Granby Elementary Fraser Valley also offers preschool classes for the youngest students in the area but numbers can fluctuate significantly throughout each week and the year.
The Kindergarten class at Fraser Valley has a total of 37 students enrolled, the exact same number of first-grade students enrolled for the 2016 year at FVE. The Fraser second-grade class is the second largest class at FVE with a total enrollment figure of 43.
Fraser's smallest class is the third-grade which has a total of 34 students enrolled for the first day of school. The fourth-grade class is the largest at FVE with a total of 47 students while the fifth-grade class will see 41 students attending this year.
Students and returning faculty at Fraser Valley will welcome one new Kindergarten teacher this year along with a new school librarian. The school has 13 classroom teachers returning for the 2016-2017 school year including the school's preschool teaching staff. Additionally FVE has a special education teacher and director as well as art and PE teachers and two science teachers.