Enrollment Up at West Central

West Central School CorporationThe West Central School Corporation is reporting a slight increase in enrollment. Superintendent Don Street says the corporation has 825 students this fall. That’s 10 more than last year.

Street says that’s in spite of an aging population in the local area. The enrollment population in Pulaski County, if you look at the census data, has been the same for 40, 50 years and the population is getting older,” he says. “But I think that we continue to monitor our enrollment and see where we are, but we are slightly up from last year.”

Of those 825 students, 42 live out of district. While the fall count is up from last year’s, it’s still far lower than the 861 students enrolled in the corporation during the 2014-2015 school year, or the 847 enrolled in 2013-2014.

Street adds that the elementary school has 16 students enrolled in its Head Start pre-kindergarten program. He says that according to initial estimates, career and technical enrollment and funding appear to be up, but Title 1 funding will be down.