Helmut Schmidt, Published September 04 2012
More students in Detroit Lakes, Barnesville, Frazee-VergasSeveral area Minnesota school districts opened their doors Tuesday with higher enrollments compared with last year.
- In Detroit Lakes, enrollment was 2,868 in grades K-12, up from 2,816 last fall, Superintendent Doug Froke said.
- Barnesville’s K-12 enrollment had 864 students, up from 845 last fall, Superintendent Scott Loeslie said.
- In Frazee-Vergas, K-12 opened the year with 916 students, Superintendent Chuck Cheney said. That’s up from 896 in fall 2011.
“We’re happy about it,” Cheney said.
- Rothsay School District had 259 students on Tuesday, compared with 239 late this spring, a district staffer said.
- In Ulen-Hitterdal, enrollment is roughly flat, with 299 students in grades K-12 this fall, compared with a late spring enrollment of 302, a district staffer said.
- Hawley School District enrollment was 912 in grades K-12, about the same as last fall. However, the district has a large kindergarten class, which is a good portent for the future, Superintendent Phil Jensen said.
- K-12 enrollment in Perham-Dent is down slightly from last year.
Perham-Dent starts the year with 1,369 students, compared with 1,390 last year at the same time, Superintendent Mitch Anderson said.
- Breckenridge School District saw a significant dip in its K-12 enrollment.
On Tuesday, the district reported it had 689 students, compared with 750 at the same time last year.
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