Ripon Unified kicked off the school year with a total enrollment of 3,164.
The district had 25 more students from that of the previous year (3,139), marking a growing trend that started three years ago.
No discussion was necessary at the Oct. 9 school board meeting on that first-month enrollment figures report.
Of that, Ripona Elementary School experienced the biggest spike, going 391 in 2016-17 to 420 or 29 more students based on the tally from Aug. 9 through Sept. 1.
Ripon High reported an enrollment of 910, an increase of 15 students when compared to last year at this time.
Ripon Elementary stayed steading with 471 students – those were identical numbers from 2016-17.
Harvest High, the district’s continuation school site, also experienced a slight increase in enrollment (8), going from 19 a year ago to 27 students for that first month.
As for the rest of the district, Park View Elementary School’s count was at 462, Colony Oak Elementary had 435, Weston Elementary tallied 428, and Independent Study managed 11.
In recent years, RUSD’s overall enrollment of 3001 in 2014-15, growing steadily from 3,081 in 2015-16 to the current numbers.
To contact Vince Rembulat, email Vrembulat@mantecabulletin.com.