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SL Elementary, Middle School Enrollment Up

August 22, 2019 10:55am

Friday is the first day of school in Storm Lake... and administrators are looking at increased enrollment at the elementary and middle schools.

Elementary assistant principal Michael Sullivan says confirmed enrollment is 987... well above last year, when the official enrollment was 927, although it was up to 941 at one point. Superintendent Stacey Cole says that's a lot of kids in a building that was already overcrowded. Sullivan says doors will open at 7:30 Friday morning at the elementary school, and they're inviting parents to come in.

Middle school principal Jay Slight says 50 new students have registered, and he expects the final enrollment will be around 720 to 725 at the middle school.

Cole expects the high school enrollment will remain steady, not up like the elementary and middle schools.