enrollment is up by 6%
School is well underway and area schools have reported
their enrollment numbers.
Platte County R-3 enrollment is at 2,280 this year, up
about 6% from last year's enrollment of 2,151.
At Rising Star 118 students are enrolled; at Siegrist
371 students are enrolled; at Paxton 261 students are
enrolled; at Barry 435 students are enrolled; at Platte
City Middle School 435 are enrolled; and at Platte County
High School 660 students are enrolled.
According to Dr. Mark Harpst, Platte County R-3 superintendent,
class sizes are also at "good" levels.
Harpst added class sizes at Barry School are rather large
in the first and fifth grades. Teacher aides are being
sought to help teachers handle the excessive amounts of
Dr. Francis Moran, superintendent at North Platte R-1,
said enrollment is at 728 students. September 2001 enrollment
was 715 students. Moran reported 731 students were reported
at the end of last school year.
At West Platte R-2 schools Superintendent Kyle Stephenson
reported enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th
are at 687, down slightly from last year's beginning enrollment