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More students than expected enroll in Eagle County schools

Sarah Mausolf
smausolf@vaildaily.com
Vail CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado âa‚¬a€ More students have enrolled in Eagle County School Districtâa‚¬a„¢s elementary and middle schools so far this school year than officials projected.

Enrollment at the districtâa‚¬a„¢s nine elementary schools has hit 2,893. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 146 more students than officials projected. Those figures donâa‚¬a„¢t include pre-schoolers.

As a result, the district added $200,000 worth of new positions at the elementary schools, human resources director Jason Glass said. Look below for a breakdown of those positions.



Funding for those jobs would come from the general fund, officials said. The district expects to receive an extra $1 million in state funding for those additional students. Officials expect to receive a total of $40 million from the state. However, school officials expect the state to take back at least $800,000 in January as part of cuts stemming from the state budget crisis.

At the districtâa‚¬a„¢s four middle school, enrollment is 1,133, or 61 more students than the district projected.



Early enrollment figures for the high schools, which open Sept. 21, show Battle Mountain in Eagle-Vail, Colorado, with 701 students, or 74 more than the district projected. At Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, Colorado, 754 students have enrolled so far, or 32 more than the district projected.

Elementary schools

Avon Elementary: 281 students are enrolled in the school, 18 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s nine more students than last school year around this time. A part-time parent liaison will become full-time.



Brush Creek Elementary: 475 students are enrolled, 22 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 14 more students than last year at this time. The school added a full-time special education and math intervention teacher.

Eagle Valley Elementary: 295 students are enrolled, 15 fewer than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s two fewer students than the school enrolled last year at this time.

Edwards Elementary: 399 students are enrolled this year, 28 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 26 fewer students than the district had enrolled last year at this time. The school added two part-time positions: a kindergarten teaching assistant and an intervention teacher.

Gypsum Elementary: 333 students are enrolled, six more than the district anticipated. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 11 fewer students than last yearâa‚¬a„¢s enrollment at this time.

June Creek Elementary: 248 students enrolled, up 56 students from the districtâa‚¬a„¢s projections. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s one fewer student than last year at this time. A third-grade teacher will be transferred from Eagle Valley Elementary to June Creek. June Creek also added two part-time positions: a custodian and registrar, a front office person who handles enrollment and attendance.

Meadow Mountain: 197 students are enrolled, two fewer students than the district anticipated. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s seven fewer students than last year at this time.

Red Hill Elementary: 428 students are enrolled, eight more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 4 more students than were enrolled around this time last year. The school added a full-time kindergarten teacher.

Red Sandstone Elementary: 237 students are enrolled this year, 25 students more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 19 fewer students than last school year around this time.

Middle schools

Berry Creek Middle School: 324 students are enrolled, 14 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s two fewer students compared with enrollment last school year around this time.

Eagle Valley Middle School: 279 students are enrolled, 13 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s four more than last school year at this time.

Gypsum Creek Middle School: 346 students are enrolled, 20 more than the district anticipated. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s 18 more students than last school year at this time.

Minturn Middle School: 184 students are enrolled, 14 more than the district projected. Thatâa‚¬a„¢s nine fewer students than were enrolled last year.


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