Clearview report card shows enrolment increase

Battling to see growth in the number of students in classes in the past few years, Clearview School Division has recorded a one per cent

Battling to see growth in the number of students in classes in the past few years, Clearview School Division has recorded a one per cent increase in official enrolment for 2013-14.

That was boosted most significantly at Coronation School, with 303.5 full-time equivalent students.

“This is great news for the entire division,” said Ken Checkel, who chairs the board and represents Coronation.

“Support that we are receiving from our communities and the excellent work done by our school staffs have a lot to do with the increased enrolment.”

For the official enrolment on Sept. 30 to calculate provincial funding, the Clearview School Division registered 2,350 students (full-time equivalent).

Coronation School saw the largest increase in student enrolments, with a year-to-year increase of 21 students, or seven per cent.

Those increases have been attributed to students from nearby Consort, located outside of the school division, coming to Coronation School as a school of choice, and new businesses in the area that are bringing in new families.

Coronation — 303.5.

Gus Wetter — 222.5.

Brownfield — 37.

Byemoor — 27.5.

Clearview already expected a slight increase of nine students over last year.

With the new enrolments now calculated, the public school division saw a 12-student increase to projections done last spring and an increase of 21 students over last year.

“We are very pleased that the community and division staff are able to work together in identifying these students,” said John Bailey, superintendent of schools.

“The earlier we can provide supports for a student that needs additional help, the better their successes will be in achieving their full potential at the end of Grade 12 and beyond.

“This is a keystone to the beliefs Clearview public schools has had for many years in providing an inclusive education for our students.”

Enrolment for other Clearview schools includes:

William E. Hay — 519.

Stettler Elementary — 445.

Stettler Middle — 282.

Erskine — 117.

Big Valley — 80.

Donalda — 59.

Botha — 56.5.

Stettler Outreach — 35.

Balance of the enrolment is students in Hutterite colonies.

The largest increase was in the prekindergarten programming, or early learning program.

Starting with a spring projection of 15 students based on last year’s enrolments, the division actually enrolled 39 students, representing an increase of 160 per cent.

The school division did not see the growth hoped for in the Stettler Outreach School, which originally projected 61 students, and instead largely maintained their enrolments from last year at 35 students. Outreach enrolments typically continue to grow and increase throughout the year, and the school is optimistic it will meet its projections by year end.


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