The unofficial enrollment numbers are in. During its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Platteville School Board was presented with the preliminary enrollment numbers by Connie Valenza, superintendent. The enrollment in the district is 1,466 full-time equivalent students, down from five students at this time last year. The official enrollment count is taken on the third Friday of the school year, which will be this Friday, Sept. 16. The number isn't expected to change drastically.
Enrollment at Westview Elementary School indicates an increase of about 12 students compared to last year.
Preliminary numbers at the middle school show an enrollment of 467 students this school year, which includes grades 4-8.
The Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center enrollment numbers show 334 students, which includes three-year-old early childhood, First Step, kindergarten and first grade.
Enrollment at the high school is about 467 at this stage of the year.
In addition to the enrollment report, principals of each of the district's four schools offered their beginning of the year reports. "We are off to a good start," said Lisa Finnegan, principal of the Platteville Middle School.
ReNah Reuter, principal of the Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center, informed the board that a memory garden has been initiated at the school.
Jeff Jacobson, high school principal, noted a substantial increase in WKCE scores last year, especially in the areas of reading and social studies.