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Dickinson Public Schools not the only district to see an increase in student enrollment

Dickinson Public Schools is seeing record enrollment numbers going into the 2014-15 school year, but they're not the only ones experiencing growth. Enrollment in many schools around southwest North Dakota is up:...

Dickinson Public Schools is seeing record enrollment numbers going into the 2014-15 school year, but they’re not the only ones experiencing growth. Enrollment in many schools around southwest North Dakota is up:
- Killdeer Public School started this week with 450 students, level with its enrollment at the end of the spring semester but up about 50 students since last fall.
“We had probably 100 kids in and out of here last year,” Superintendent Gary Wilz said. “It is changing daily for us.”
- Belfield High School is up about 20 students from the end of last year, with 120 students in grades seven through 12; Belfield Elementary School started its year Tuesday with 132 students. The district started a pre-kindergarten class, with about 30 students.
- South Heart Public School reported a 12 percent growth over last year, with 275 students in its kindergarten through 12 classes compared to 245 last year.
- Richardton-Taylor High School has 135 enrolled students; Taylor Elementary School had 189 students, up from 168 at the beginning of last year.
- New England Public School grew by almost 30 students from last year, from 180 to 208. Superintendent Kelly Koppinger said earlier this week that more are expected to come after Labor Day.
- Beach High School started the year Monday with 160 students, down four from a year ago. Lincoln Elementary is at 134 students, up eight from last year.
- Bowman High School, grades nine through 12, is at 132, roughly the same as it was last year. Its middle and elementary schools were at 69 and 238 students, respectively, while nearby Rhame Elementary School has 36 students.
- Mott-Regent Public Schools is starting the year with 241, slightly down from 244 students last year, but more are expected to come throughout the year, Superintendent Myron Schweitzer said.
- Hettinger High School stayed steady with 268 students, compared to 270 last year.
- Scranton Public School, which began the year with 119 students, was down four from last year.

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