|By Bob Weaver|
Calhoun County's enrollment in public schools has long been dwindling, with the decline appearing to stabilize in 2010,
according to statistics from the WV Department of Education and Kids Count.
The official report shows a slight increase in student enrollment in 2010 for the first time in 16 years, according to Superintendent Roger Propst, but much of that was linked to the enrollment of Pre-K students.
Kids Count says in 2009, Calhoun had 78 children at age five, which would indicate if all the children enroll in school, if divided equally between the county's two elementary schools, each school would have a first grade enrollment of 39.
If all 78 students entered Calhoun High School, with the current drop-out rate of 13%, the future graduating class would be about 68 students.
Kids Count reports 62 county children four years old in pre-K in 2009-10.
Enrollment 2nd month 2010-2011: Pleasant Hill School (WV Dept. of Education data)
lst Grade 31
2nd Grade 51
3rd Grade 44
4th Grade 43
Total 260 Students
Enrollment 2nd month 2010-2011: Arnoldsburg School (WV Dept. of Education data)
1st Grade 34
2nd Grade 30
3rd Grade 41
4th Grade 43
Total 231 Students
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