Enrollment Growth Steady in School District 2

Scott Stults, at left, during a meeting of the District 2 school board earlier this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Scott Stults, at left, during a meeting of the District 2 school board earlier this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Enrollment has continued a slow but steady climb for about 14 consecutive years in Sheridan County School District 2.

That's according to Assistant School Superintendent Scott Stults who said as of Sept. 10 this year, there are two more students than at this time last year. In an interview with Sheridan Media, Stults, who gave the enrollment report at a school board meeting earlier in the week, said more than 3,500 students are enrolled in all the schools in the district.

District 2 includes all of the public schools in Sheridan plus Story Elementary in Story. Stults talked about what's driving the increase.

He said those parents have chosen to come to Sheridan because they know their children will get a quality education. He said that's strong support for what the district's teachers, staff and principals are doing to provide quality education.

For some years, School District 2 has owned land in north Sheridan, in the area of the new interchange, holding the area as the eventual site of another elementary school.

But Stults said there are no plans in the foreseeable future for a new school, because the enrollment numbers don't justify it at this time.

But the current growth the district is seeing, he said, is anywhere from 10 to 15 to this year's two students per year, which is a steady increase but not drastic, and doesn't warrant plans for another school.

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From left, Stults, Superintendent Craig Dougherty and Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft in the school board meeting earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
From left, Stults, Superintendent Craig Dougherty and Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft in the school board meeting earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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