(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- The overall enrollment for the St. Joseph School District dropped this year by approximately two percent compared to the start of the 2017-18 school year.
The district’s enrollment is 10,948 students this year compared to 11,227 students last year, a difference of 279 students.
The elementary school level accounted for the largest decline, down 554 students compared to last year. Middle school enrollment increased by 259 students and high school enrollment saw a slight drop with 37 fewer students compared to last year.
“While the reasons for fluctuation in student enrollment can vary from year to year, we are always committed to providing the best educational experience for all of the students we serve,” said Dr. Doug Van Zyl, SJSD Superintendent.
The enrollment figures reflect the movement of students that took place with the closure of Lake Contrary Elementary and Humboldt Elementary at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Students from those schools added to the totals at Hosea Elementary and Lindbergh Elementary School.
Robidoux and Spring Garden experienced an increase in enrollment due to the addition of this year’s incoming sixth graders at those buildings.
The district’s full seven-day enrollment count is attached.