Early census shows decline in Yuma-1 student population – Yuma Pioneer
Early enrollment numbers indicate a decline in the Yuma School District-1 student population.
Figures provided by the district earlier this week showed 874 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
The number of early enrollments is difficult in that it changes frequently until the official census is completed later in the fall for government subsidy purposes. However, it still indicates which direction it is going.
Although it’s a decrease from the previous year and 2019, the early count is still well above the 2018 early count of 846.
This year’s enrollment for K-12 is 810, compared to 846 in 2020, 828 in 2019, 786 in 2018, 780 in 2017 and 775 in 2016.
A likely factor behind the decline is the loss of the large graduating class in 2021 with more than 70 students.
Overall, enrollment remains fairly constant with 10 of the 14 classes, including Pre-K, with more than 60 students. The eighth grade is the largest class with 73 students. The other four classes are in the 50s, the smallest is this year’s upper class with currently 52.
Yuma High School early enrollment shows 254 students, down 16 from the early 270 last year. The early number was 235 in 2017 and only 219 in 2016.
YHS enrollment keeps it at the high end of the enrollment range for some sports, particularly volleyball and boys and girls basketball. The state is in the second year of the usual two-year cycle, so the classification parameters will be set again later this school year by the Legislative Council of CHSAA.
Enrollment at YHS is divided as follows: 9th grade, 69th, 10th grade 69, 11th grade 64 and 12th grade 52.
Yuma Middle School, grades 5-8, has an early enrollment of 255, slightly less than last year’s early enrollment number of 263. The number was 259 in 2019, 255 in 2018, 243 in 2017, and 267 in 2016.
The YMS breakdown is as follows: fifth grade, 62; sixth grade, 66; seventh grade, 54, and; eighth grade 73.
Morris Elementary School, Grades K-4, has an early enrollment of 301, up from 313 the previous year. That number was 319 in 2019, 300 in 2018, 302 in 2017, and 289 in 2016.
The early numbers show the kindergarten with 61 students, the first grade with 68, the second grade with 54, the third grade with 61 and the fourth grade with 57.
The Little Indians Preschool shows an enrollment of 64. The early number last year was 53 and in 2019 it was 62.
The number of early enrollments at Lone Star shows a slight decrease in student numbers to 126 in grades K-12, compared to the early number of 140 last year.
The breakdown of Lone Star by grades is as follows: Kindergarten, six; first grade, nine; second grade, seven; third grade, seven; fourth grade, six; fifth grade, 11; sixth grade, nine; seventh grade, 15; 8th grade, 13; ninth grade, seven; 10th grade, 16; 11th grade, 10, and; 12th grade, 10th grade
The Liberty School reports 64 students in preschool through 12th grade based on the number of early enrollments. Liberty’s enrollment remains stable as the early county showed 65 students in 2020.
The breakdown of Liberty is as follows: preschool, 11; Kindergarten, three; first grade, four; second grade, nine; third grade, four; fourth grade, three; fifth grade, eight; sixth grade, two; seventh grade, nine; eighth grade, two; ninth grade, one; 10th grade, three; 11th grade, two, and; 12th grade, 2nd grade