The Ripon Unified School District continues to experience growth based on the latest enrollment figures.
“We had more students coming in than transferring out,” said President Kit Oase at last week’s school board meeting.
RUSD opened the school year with an overall 3,354, which was 106 more students compared to a year ago at this time.
Ripon High fell shy of 1,000 students – 993, to be exact – with additional 32, based on the first month report (Aug. 13 through Sept. 6).
Ripona Elementary School experienced the most significant growth, according to RUSD report, with enrollment gain of 49 students, going from 421 a year ago to the recent 470.
Colony Oak with an enrollment of 467 also experienced a sizeable gain, adding 38 more students to start the new school year.
Ripon Elementary opened with nine fewer students from a year ago still managed good enrollment numbers (464).
Ditto that for Park View (461) and Weston (460), which minus-4 and minus-5, respectively.
Harvest High, in addition, started the school year with 30 students – up eight – while Independent Study had nine students.