Although the official enrollment in the Lawrence school district is down from a preliminary count, it is higher than officials anticipated before the school year started.
The official headcount enrollment in the district stands at 8,825 students. That's 68 fewer students than were counted during the first week of school, but 167 more students than administrators had projected.
Assistant Supt. Bob Taylor said the enrollment figure reported during the first week of school was higher than the official count because principals were not immediately aware of some students who had dropped out or moved away.
Each year, the official counts are taken on Sept. 20. They are then turned into the state and will be checked later this fall by a state auditor.
TAYLOR DID not have a figure for the full-time equivalency (FTE) enrollment. That's a more accurate reflection of the district's student load because it takes into consideration kindergartners and any other students who don't go to school for a full day.
State officials will calculate the district's FTE enrollment to determine the level of state aid the district will receive.
The total enrollment of 8,825 is 367 students more than were in the district last year. School officials earlier had projected an increase this year of about 200 students.
FOLLOWING are the official headcount tallies, school by school, and the increase or decrease in students from last year:
Broken Arrow, 372, up 3; Centennial, 320, down 16; Cordley, 276, down 34; Deerfield, 521, up 36; East Heights, 184, up 7; Grant, 81, up 4; Hillcrest, 368, up 1; India-Kaw Valley, 167, up 20; Kennedy, 388, up 9; New York, 170, down 1; Pinckney, 317, down 6; Quail Run, 550, up 117; Riverside, 127, down 17; Schwegler, 545, up 26; Sunset Hill, 346, up 12; Wakarusa Valley, 173, up 4; Woodlawn, 170, down 9; Central Junior High, 571, up 14; South Junior High, 695, up 40; West Junior High, 622, up 35; and Lawrence High School, 1,832, up 86.
Another 30 students are enrolled in the district's limited pre-school program.