Fort Wayne Community Schools opens its doors for another year - August 24, 2009

Record Number: 5270
Displayed from: Aug 24, 2009 , until: Sep 18, 2009

Fort Wayne Community Schools got off to a great start Monday, Aug. 24, with more than 32,000 students enrolled for the 2009-10 school year. As of today, 32,010 students were registered for class. Official count numbers will not be known until Sept. 18 when the data is collected for the state. Until then numbers will fluctuate as students continue to enroll and enrolled students who did not arrive in the classroom are taken off the lists. Last year's official enrollment was 31,400. Bus service was typical for the first day of school with about 95 percent of the routes delivering students to school on time. With the exception of three buses, all students were dropped off by 9 a.m.

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.