Enrollment in the Wauwatosa School District increased by 78 students, or about 1 %, for the 2017-2018 school year, according to data required for submission to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction each year.
In total, the District currently serves 7,255 students.
“An increase in enrollment is always a positive. A growing District represents an educational community people want to be a part of because of the high achievement and opportunities available,” said Superintendent Phil Ertl.
Additionally, an increase in enrollment equates to an increase in state aid. The District received funding based on the number of students it serves in its public schools.
“With more students, we receive more funding to provide the high quality of academic options and extracurricular opportunities our families depend on,” said Ertl.
Part of the growth in numbers reflects increased participation in the District’s Junior Kindergarten (JK) program with 366 students enrolled – an increase of 37 students over this time last year. It is likely the new wrap-around programming for Junior Kindergarten families, which was added this school year, contributed to at least some of that increase.