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School enrollment expected to continue decline next term

Student enrollment is projected to decline by about 3.4 per cent in Livingstone Range School Division.
Livingstone Range associate superintendent for business services Jeff Perry presented the first projections for the Sept. 30 enrollment at the school board’s Feb. 12 meeting.
Projected enrollment is 3,409 full-time equivalent students which is down 120.5 from the actual Sept. 30, 2012 enrollment.
Perry cautioned these numbers are preliminary based on the knowledge and context going forward from the administrators in all the schools.
“There is a trend that our administrators have been somewhat conservative,” Perry said.
Enrollment is calculated with each student from Grade 1 to 12 counted as one full-time equivalent student, and Kindergarten students each counting as 0.5 students.
The numbers based on Jan. 25 projections break down as follows:
Fort Macleod

  • W.A. Day school projects 170 students, down 14.5 from the present 184.5.
  • G.R. Davis school projects 142 students, down 13 from the present 155.
  • F.P. Walshe school projects 338 students, down one from the present 339.
  • Walshe Crossroads Campus projects 83 students, up 11 from the present 72.

Granum

  • Granum school projects 43.5 students, down 1.5 from the present 45.

Claresholm

  • West Meadow elementary school projects 266.5 students, down 8.5 from the present 275.
  • Willow Creek Composite high school projects 355 students, down 38 from the present 393.
  • Outreach North projects 22 students, up four from the present 18.

Stavely

  • Stavely elementary school projects 58.5 students, the same as the present 58.5.

Nanton

  • A.B. Daley school projects 213 students, up two from the present 211 students.
  • J.T. Foster school projects 198 students, down three from the present 201.

Pincher Creek

  • Canyon school projects 226 students, down 34 from the present 260.
  • Matthew Halton high school projects 306 students, down 11 from the present 317.
  • Outreach West projects 17 students, up six from the present 11.

Lundbreck

  • Livingstone school projects 181.5 students, down 9.5 from the present 191.5.

Crowsnest Pass

  • Horace Allen school projects 163 students, up one from the present 162.
  • Isabelle Sellon school projects 118 students, up six from the actual 112.
  • Crowsnest Consolidated high school projects 289 students, down 22 from the present 311.

Colonies

  • Colony schools project 219 students, up 5.5 from the present 213.5

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