WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita Public Schools has taken its official headcount of students enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.
The district’s enrollment as of Sept. 21 is 51,133 students, which is a total decrease of 197 students, but an increase of more than 100 students in the traditional PreK – 12 enrollment.
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PreK-12 enrollment is at its highest level in more than ten years, at 49,498 students.
The decline in total enrollment is due to two programs provided by the South Central Education Service Center that were reduced or eliminated because of budget cuts.
“To see the continuation of our PreK-12 student population growth is good news for our entire community,” said Superintendent John Allison. “The Wichita Public Schools has quality teachers and programs and the enrollment increase shows our families know their children will receive a quality education.”
Elementary enrollment has the biggest increase, with 100 more students than last year with a total of 26,459. High schools also saw an increase, with 69 more students for a total of 12,706. The Wichita Public Schools added and shifted teachers and support staff to schools with higher population increases.