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District enrollment down in April

The Sunnyside School District saw a notable drop in enrollment in the month of April.

Enrollment counts for April released at last month's Sunnyside School Board meeting had the district housing 5,271 full-time students. In March, the district was home to 5,310 students. Despite the drop in enrollment, the district is still above the projected amount of students it was expecting at the beginning of the year, 5,254 pupils.

The district has been having an average enrollment of 5,315 students throughout the school year. The district is well above the enrollment figures it had in April 2003 of 5,141 students.

Pioneer Elementary School was the only building in the district to not see a decrease in student enrollment in April. The K-4 elementary school had a March enrollment of 750 students. Pioneer Elementary finished April counts with 750 pupils. The largest class at Pioneer Elementary is the first grade class with 205 students.

The most significant drop in enrollment was at Sunnyside High School. High school enrollment dropped from 1,253 students in March to 1,235 students in April. The largest class of students at the high school is the freshman class with 352 students. The senior class has 274 students.

Washington Elementary School had the second biggest drop in enrollment in April. March enrollment at Washington Elementary was 828. That figure dropped to 819 students for April. The largest class at Washington Elementary is the first grade group with 211 students.

Enrollment at PRIDE High School fell from five students from March to April. The largest class at PRIDE is the seniors with 57 students.

Outlook Elementary School also lost five students from March enrollment counts, coming in with 597 students in April. The largest cluster of students at Outlook Elementary is the first grade class with 150 students.

Chief Kamiakin Elementary and Harrison Middle School saw minimal declines in students, with each school losing three pupils from the March enrollment figures.

Chief Kamiakin Elementary had an April enrollment count of 915 students. The fifth grade class is the largest group at the school with 470 students.

Harrison Middle School had an April enrollment of 805 students. The seventh grade class has the largest enrollment with 406 students.

The first grade class is the biggest group of students in the district, totaling 566. The smallest class in the district is the kindergaretners with 227 students.

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