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School district has nearly 100 more students than previous year

The enrollment figures released by the Sunnyside School District at last month's board meeting shows nearly 100 more students for the month of February than the district had the previous year.

Enrollment in the Sunnyside School District in February 2004 was 5,303 students. Enrollment ending for this past February had 5,329 pupils in the district.

The district currently has 30 more students than it had budgeted for at the beginning of the year.

The largest group of students in the school district is the second grade class, which has 534 pupils, which is 21 more than the projected figure at the beginning of the year.

The largest class at Sunnyside High School is the freshmen group, which has 397 students.

The high school carries the most students of any building in the district with 1,298 pupils in grades nine through 12. The senior class at the high school has 275 students. The junior class had 302 students and the sophomore class had 310 students.

PRIDE High School has an enrollment of 123 students, down from 167 pupils at the same time last year. The largest group of students at PRIDE is the senior class with 51. There are 40 juniors at PRIDE and 27 sophomores. PRIDE has five freshmen.

The district's day reporting plan has 20 students involved in its, consisting of 12 freshmen.

Chief Kamiakin Elementary School is bursting at the seams with students. Chief Kamiakin has a higher enrollment with 897 students in grades fifth and sixth grades than Harrison Middle School. The middle school has a combined enrollment of 845 students in seventh and eighth grades.

The largest elementary school in the district is Washington Elementary School with 826 students in grades kindergarten through fourth. The largest class at Washington is in second grade with 202 students.

Pioneer Elementary School serves 795 students in grades kindergarten through fourth. Pioneer also has a large second grade class with 201 students. Pioneer has the most fourth grade students of any school in the district with 168 students. Pioneer also had the most significant increase enrollment when compared with February 2004 counts, gaining 54 students.

Outlook Elementary School has 598 students with enrollment spread across the grade levels. The largest group of students at Outlook is the first grade class with 140 students.

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