Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Friday, September 15, 2017 2:15 pm

Verbatim: FWCS enrollment up 156 students from last year

The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Community Schools issued this news release today:

Enrollment at Fort Wayne Community Schools is up 156 students for the 2017-18 school year as of Friday, Sept. 15, the state’s official count day.

The district’s tentative official enrollment is 29,628, up from 29,472 last year. Schools now have two weeks after the count day to clean up data and make sure all students are accounted for and no students are counted more than once. In October, the final official enrollment will be released. This is the first time in five years that FWCS has seen an increase in students.

“While our enrollment has been fairly steady, we have seen a slow tick down over the last five years,” Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “This decrease was never surprising because of Indiana’s extensive voucher program. However, even though more vouchers are handed out within our boundaries than anywhere else in the state, we have remained stable in our enrollment.

“The increase in students this year affirms the great work going on in our schools every day, and the commitment our teachers, administrators, support staff and Board of School Trustees have made to educate every child that comes to us to high standards,” she added.

All schools in Indiana are required to count their students on the state’s official count day, which this year fell on Sept. 15. Funding from the state is based on this count.

Historic Official Enrollment Count:

  • 2017-18 – 29,628
  • 2016-17 – 29,472
  • 2015-16 – 29,654
  • 2014-15 – 30,607
  • 2013-14 – 30,980
  • 2012-13 – 30,647
  • 2011-12 – 30,992