SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS GROWING AT SLOWER PACE
Colorado’s school enrollment continued to grow this year, although at a slower pace than previously, according to data released by the state Thursday.
Statewide enrollment in preschool through 12th grade in fall 2015 increased by 10,106 from last year, bringing the total to 899,112 public school students.
The 1.1 percent increase is lower than last year’s 1.4 percent increase and the 1.6 percent increase from two years ago.
Among the fastest growth, according to a news release from the state Department of Education, was with online schools.
This year, 18,664 students— 2.1 percent of all the state’s public school students— were enrolled in an online school, a 9.4- percent growth over last year.
Denver Public Schools was the state’s fastest- growing district and is the state’s largest school district for a second year.
Adams School District 50 in Westminster continued an enrollment drop, with a decrease of 657 students, or 6.5 percent, partly because of Crown Pointe Charter Academy moving to the Charter School Institute.