MENNO ENROLLMENT UP IN TOWN, DOWN OVERALL
JEREMY WALTNER – PUBLISHER
While Menno’s enrollment is up slightly in town, its overall numbers have dropped from what they were at the beginning of last school year largely because of a significant decline in students at Maxwell Colony, according to numbers provided by the business office at Menno Public Schools.
Enrollment at the neighboring colony stands at 47, which is down from 61 last year and is the lowest it has been in years. Total enrollment in the Menno School District — which also includes Jamesville Colony — was 284 at the start of the year, down 10 from the start of the 2020-21 school year.
But Menno itself is up from 210 to 216 in grades PreK-12 despite having fewer kindergarteners than graduating seniors. That’s because six classes, including PreK and K1, show an increase in students. The juniors boast the largest class with 27 — the biggest in recent memory — with the second graders and the fourth graders each showing 10 students.
The high school enrollment steady at 72.