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Enrollment at Freeman schools highest since 2014

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Enrollment in Freeman is up to 411 and as high as it has been since the fall of 2014, with numbers up at both Freeman Academy and Freeman Public Schools at the start of this school year.

At FA, 76 students make up grades K-12 while Freeman Public has 335 students enrolled; in addition to those in grades K-12, the Freeman Public number includes those at both Tschetter and Wolf Creek Colonies. 

The total Freeman enrollment of 411 is 23 students ahead of last year’s 389; you have to go back to the start of the 2013-14 school year, when the number totaled 414, to do better. A couple of notes:

Even without the addition of six kindergarteners — a class Freeman Academy implemented for the first time this school year — the private, Christian school is just ahead of last year’s enrollment.

At FA, the middle school numbers (grades 5-8) are the second-best they have been in the past 10 years.

Freeman Public’s elementary school numbers— including the two colony schools — are as good as they have been in 11 years.

Freeman Public’s enrollment numbers do not take into consideration the 11 students who are enrolled in early childhood education at Freeman Elementary, which is the preschool program overseen by the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative and housed by Freeman Public. While they are not reflected in the chart below or for this story, they are counted as part of the state numbers.

Growing Dreams Learning Center, which is using Freeman Elementary for the first time this school year as its home, is not taken into consideration for Freeman Public enrollment.