August 16, 2017 Edition

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Marti Little assists students in her second- and third-grade class at Imboden Area Charter School as they explore outside with magnifying glasses as part of their science class on Monday. Monday was the first day of school for all Lawrence County students.
Submitted Photo ~ Mike McLeod

County sees small
increase in enrollment

First-day enrollment totals for Lawrence County showed a slight increase over last year, increasing from 2,921 in 2016 to 2,938 in 2017.

Hillcrest School District and Imboden Area Charter School both showed increases in enrollment. Hillcrest took the biggest leap, going from 403 students on the first day in 2016 to 425 students this year. IACS increased one student from 63 in 2016 to 64 in 2017.

First-day figures for Hoxie School District mirrored those of last year coming in at 826 students, the same as the total from 2016.

Lawrence County and Sloan-Hendrix school districts, both showed a decrease in first-day enrollment.

Lawrence County (Walnut Ridge campus) recorded 946 students for first day enrollment in 2016, compared to 917 this year. Sloan-Hendrix reported 706 for its 2017 first-day total, compared to 728 last year.

Totals are for kindergarten through 12th grade and do not reflect students enrolled in preschool programs. Enrollment figures are preliminary as schools will experience fluctuations over the next few weeks.

Totals for the first day since 2006 are as follows:

2017 - 2,938

2016 - 2,921

2015 - 2,972

2014 - 3,011

2013 - 3,027

2012 - 3,068

2011 - 3,140

2010 - 3,193

2009 - 3,102

2008 - 3,112

2007 - 3,246

2006 - 3,096

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