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Ripon High enrollment passes 1,000; overall RUSD at 3,306 students
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Ripon Unified opened the first month of the 2023-2024 school year with strong enrollment numbers.

According to the report from Monday’s school board meeting, the district-wide tally, from Aug. 7 to Sept. 1, was 3,306 – the last time RUSD had similar-type numbers was the opening month of the pre-pandemic 2020-2021 school year (3,322).

Ripon High led the way with 1,026 students – or 41 more from a year ago.

At the elementary school sites, Ripona began the new school year with 470 students, followed by Ripon Elementary (457), Park View (452), Weston (440), and Colony Oak (427).

Rounding out the enrollment report from most of August were Harvest High (24) and the Independent Study program (10).

The Ripon Unified School District welcomed a pair of substitute teachers among the new hires for September.

Leslie Vargas and Angie Moret were listed as the certificated substitutes, according to the September report from Human Resources.

RUSD also announced Amanda Rodriguez, Justina Burner-Hicks, and Hauoli Lee as the new hires for the Ripon Afterschool Program – they’ll serve as RAP assistants.

Braden Gutierrez and Veronica Rodriguez were brought in as custodians while Lloyd Helton and Angel Grajeda will help out as custodian substitutes.

Allison Coit, in addition, was hired as a yard duty substitute.