SCHOOL EN­ROLL­MENTS GROW­ING AT SLOWER PACE

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Ye­se­nia Robles

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.

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