Schools end first week at 262 students

Wrangell school enrollment numbers are a lot better than a year ago.

As of last week, 262 students were enrolled in the elementary, middle and high schools. That’s far ahead of the enrollment low of the pandemic in fall 2020, when the student count dipped below 200.

Enrollment was sitting at 206 the month before the school year ended in May.

Though the district is not back up to its pre-pandemic tally of 306 in fall 2019, this year’s enrollment is “excellent,” said Schools Superintendent Bill Burr.

Much of the loss of students last year was due to parents pulling their children for homeschooli...


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