School enrollment is upEnrollment in the Hudson School District was up by 12 students when the second official count was taken last month. Enrollment district-wide now stands at 5,563 students.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Enrollment in the Hudson School District was up by 12 students when the second official count was taken last month. Enrollment district-wide now stands at 5,563 students.
According to a report by Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten at last week’s Board of Education meeting, the biggest gain was at the elementary level where 26 students have entered the district since the official start of school count in September.
Enrollment by school is:
Enrollment at the Hudson Middle School decreased from 1,300 students to 1,290. That school continues to be over capacity by more than 100 students and is using classroom space at the adjacent Prairie Elementary to help ease space issues.
Hudson High School also saw a slight decrease in enrollment from 1,656 to 1,652. That school is also considered to be at capacity.
The superintendent also reported the results of preliminary kindergarten registration in February. She stressed that the numbers were preliminary and that history bears out that the number can go up significantly over the summer as the start of school nears.
As evidence she noted that the preliminary count in February 2011 was 353 new kindergarten students. By the official enrollment count on Sept. 16 the number of kindergarten students enrolled was 428.
Currently the preliminary count by school is:
Bowen-Eggebraaten noted that the 321 students who have registered does not include an additional 21 kindergarten students who have not yet confirmed that they will attend a district school.
She also noted that all elementary grade levels were either at or over 400 students.
Enrollment information is available at the district website at www.hudson.k12.wi.us or by calling (715) 377-3700.