FWCS enrollment steady - September 20, 2005
Record Number: 1756
Displayed from: Sep 20, 2005 , until: Sep 28, 2005
For the third year in a row, Fort Wayne Community Schools is posting a very slight decrease in the number of students. This follows several years of steady enrollment numbers, but does not indicate any dramatic declines. The official enrollment tally that will be sent to the Indiana Department of Education shows a total of just 30 fewer students than last years 31,611. This year there are 31,581 students. The 2002-03 enrollment was 32,231. A steady enrollment ensures that education and nurturing programs funded by the state will continue at the current level. Specifically, middle school enrollment for 2005-06 dropped from 7,259 last year to 7,109. Meanwhile, FWCS again saw gains in the number of high school students enrolled – from the 2004-05 total of 9,186 to todays 9,343. However, in the elementary grades the district dipped slightly from last years 15,166 to 15,129.
With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.