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Education

October 25, 2013

Moravia, Seymour school enrollment is up

Enrollment for Moravia and Seymour community schools is up over last year, Brad Breon, school superintendent, said.

Moravia Community School’s enrollment is up 34 students from last year, he said, adding Moravia has seen enrollment growth in eight of the last nine years.

“The school now has 405 students in grades PK through 12th,” Breon said. “This is the first time we have gone over 400 students in the last 15 years and we have never seen more students in the elementary with over 240.”

Moravia now has 65 students coming from neighboring districts through open enrollment, Breon said, and only 34 going out.

“This is a net gain of 31 students which is the most Moravia has ever had since open enrollment started,” Breon said. “I think this speaks highly of what others think of the quality of education and programs Moravia has to offer. Enrollment numbers will only grow as our junior and senior classes are the two smallest classes in the building and larger classes are coming in at the PK and kindergarten classes.”

The Moravia Community School’s building project includes six new classrooms scheduled to be completed for the 2015-2016 school year while the new gym, wrestling room and weight room are projected to be complete in January of 2015.

Seymour Community School’s enrollment is up 25 students from last year, Breon said, adding the school now has 270 students in grades PK through 12th.

“Enrollment numbers will only grow as our junior and senior classes are the two smallest classes in the building and larger classes are coming in at the PK and kindergarten classes,” Breon said. “The school has also added a three year program that has around 11 students. It is an exciting time to be at Seymour.”

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