SYRACUSE — This week is certification time for public and charter school enrollment numbers in Indiana. Wawasee is submitting an overall enrollment number of 2,851 students to the Indiana Department of Education for the entire school corporation, according to Dr. Steve Troyer, superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corporation.
That number is a slight increase compared to 2,825 at the same time last year.
“We were encouraged that our numbers have come back up a little bit, especially from the spring count in February of last year,” Troyer said. “We attribute at least part of this to folks who left during the beginning of the pandemic, that are now returning back to school. That being said, we are hopeful that we can continue building on our modest growth from this year.”
By building the enrollment numbers are as follows: North Webster Elementary (422), Syracuse Elementary (496), Milford Elementary (294), Milford Middle School (162), Wawasee Middle School (536) and Wawasee High School (941).
The reporting process is known as average daily membership, or ADM. Friday, Sept. 17, was the head count day but school corporations had until Monday, Oct. 4, to fix errors or conflicts and certify enrollment numbers.
IDOE collects a count of students twice during the school year usually the second Friday after Labor Day weekend and also in the late winter. The next head count is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2022.
Accuracy of enrollment numbers is important because IDOE uses the counts to determine tuition funding for school corporations and charter schools.