Fort Wayne Community Schools kicks off a new year - August 23, 2010

Record Number: 6526
Displayed from: Aug 23, 2010 , until: Sep 17, 2010

Fort Wayne Community Schools got off to a great start Monday, Aug. 23, with more than 32,000 students enrolled for the 2010-11 school year. As of the end of the school day today, 32,071 students were registered for class. That is up from 32,010 on the first day last year. Official count numbers will not be known until Sept. 17 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 31,569. Bus service was typical for the first day of school with about 95 percent of the routes delivering students to school on time. Of the remaining 10 morning routes, all students were dropped off within 30 minutes of the beginning of the school day.

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.