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Early Enrollment Numbers Increase Over Last Year

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

August 30, 2019

Early Enrollment Numbers Increase Over Last Year

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools, which includes public schools in the city of Grand Forks and Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, had 7,456 students enrolled on the opening days of school.

When comparing this year’s opening enrollment to last year’s opening enrollment of 7,330, there was an increase of 126 students.

In comparison to the May 2019 enrollment of 7,213 students, there was an increase of 243 students.

The district’s largest grade level of students is the kindergarten class, which has 623 students.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our opening week's enrollment; numbers that are very much in line with what our demographer anticipated,” said Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Grand Forks Public Schools. “The future trajectory for Grand Forks Public Schools looks extremely promising with our large kindergarten class.”

RSP and Associates, the demographer for Grand Forks Public Schools, had estimated an enrollment of 7,450 students.

An official enrollment report will be completed at the end of September and presented at a Grand Forks School Board meeting in October.