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August 21, 2012

Enrollment swells to 5,911 in Stillwater schools

STILLWATER, Okla. — More children are attending Stillwater Public Schools than at any time in recent history.

Numbers will not be official for at least a week, but statistics indicate that there are 5,911 students enrolled in the district’s 10 schools.

That represents a 1 percent increase in enrollment from last year’s enrollment of 5,854 students.

“It takes about a week to a week and a half for the numbers to settle in,” said Phillip Storm, chief financial officer for the district. “In about 10 days we’ll have more solid numbers we can rely on.”

The district enrollment numbers are the highest since at least 1987, according to a firm that produced an enrollment study for the district for the purpose of redistricting at the elementary school level. According to FinCo. GeoDemographics, this year’s enrollment is the highest since 1987, the year in which the firm began charting Stillwater’s enrollment.

Stillwater High School has 1,019 students in grades 10-12. The junior high has 764 in grades 8-9. The middle school has 825 in grades 6-7.

Elementary school enrollments are: Highland Park 473, Richmond 580, Skyline 560, Sangre Ridge 523, Will Rogers 479 and Westwood 602. Lincoln Alternative School has 68 students.

“The elementary schools are definitely full,” said Storm.


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