East Grand starts school year with more students
The new school year kicked off for the East Grand School District (EGSD) on Monday, Aug. 31.
Finalized enrollment figures are not yet available and the official head count will be in October, but early estimates show 1,306 students enrolled at EGSD, an increase of approximately 25 students for this school year over last school year.
District officials point out the enrollment figures were taken during elementary testing, when some students might not have been officially enrolled.
The School District employs 111 teachers. The full number of District staff, not including coaches or substitute teachers, is 187.
Middle Park High School has the highest enrollment figures for 2015-2016 with a total of 381 students. This year at MPHS there are 97 seniors, 85 juniors, 99 sophomores and 100 freshmen. The total budget for the school year is $2,717,667.
Granby Elementary has the second highest enrollment numbers within East Grand. There are a total of 340 students at GES including 23 pre-kindergarten students, 46 kindergarteners, 51 first-graders, 58 second-graders, 60 third-graders, 45 fourth-graders and 57 fifth-graders. Granby Elementary has the highest individual school budget in the EGSD with a total projected budget of $2,747,668.
East Grand Middle School has 297 enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic year with a total budget of $2,076,138. There are 89 sixth-graders enrolled at EGMS, 111 seventh-graders and 97 eighth-graders.
Fraser Valley Elementary has a projected budget of $2,026,478 for the coming school year with 263 students enrolled. Fraser Valley will have 20 pre-kindergarten students this year and 36 kindergartners. There are 42 first-graders enrolled, 36 second-graders, 42 third-graders, 43 fourth-graders and 44 fifth-graders.
Indian Peaks Charter School had far and away the lowest budget of any of the schools in EGSD, along with by far the lowest enrollment figures. The total budget for Indian Peaks for the coming school year is $272,283 with a total K-8 enrollment of 25 students. There are two kindergartners enrolled at Indian Peaks, one first-grader, four second-graders, two third-graders, one fourth-grader, two fifth-graders, two sixth-graders, six seventh-graders and five eighth-graders.
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