School district enrollment numbers increase
Full-time equivalency is up two in Camas, 57 in Washougal
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Washougal School District will be hiring additional staff, including a new kindergarten teacher, due to higher-than-expected enrollment numbers in the primary grades.
After the first week of school, full-time (FTE) enrollment in the district was 2,975, which is 57 more students than projected. Most of the growth was at the kindergarten through second-grade level at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School. There will be a half-time kindergarten teacher added, and a full-time teacher for a first- and second-grade combination classroom.
“It’s an exciting time,” said Mary Lou Woody, principal.
Enrollment numbers at the high school were also slightly higher than last year.
“There weren’t any big surprises,” said Brian Wallace, district business manager. “We expect enrollment to increase slowly over the next few years. This has been the trend in Washougal the past three years.”
Enrollment last September was 2,887 FTE.