Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2004

District’s resident enrollment decreases

September 30, 2004

The number of students living within and attending classes in the Basehor-Linwood School District is down from last year, although the overall enrollment has increased, school officials said this week.

The total headcount is 2,111 students, a figure that represents enrollment totals at each of the district's three elementary schools, the middle and high schools and the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School (see related story).

Discounting the enrollment of the virtual school -- 377 students -- the number of students physically attending classes in the district drops to 1,734, a decrease of six students from last year.

School districts statewide were required to conduct an official count of students earlier this month. The totals will be submitted in October to the Kansas Department of Education for determining state aid allocations.

The allocations will also take into account the addition of full-time equivalency students, a complicated figure that is determined in part by totaling special education students, the number of students who ride buses and vocational students, in addition to others.

Last year, the school district received funding for 468 full-time equivalency students and estimates indicate that number could increase by 18 this year.

This year's total enrollment represents an increase of nine students from last year. This year marks the seventh consecutive year the overall enrollment has increased in Basehor-Linwood.

Below is an enrollment breakdown of each school in the district:

  • Basehor-Linwood High School: 561
  • Basehor-Linwood Middle School: 276
  • Basehor Elementary School: 491
  • Glenwood Ridge Elementary School: 263
  • Linwood Elementary School: 116
  • Virtual School: 377

The enrollment at Basehor Elementary School increased by 124 students due to this school year's addition of the sixth grade center.

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