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Student Enrollment Sees Upswing


As it is the start of a new year, students are ready to strive and exceed in their education. Although this 2019-2020 school year has just begun, enrollment has increased by 15 students. The population has only changed by the number of students who graduated last year (recalling to the fact that the class of 2019 was the greatest number of students who have graduated since the establishment of West High). 

This year, the numbers did not change drastically. From the previous year to this year, West High has only increased by a total of 15 students. This brings the enrolled number of students to be a total of 1,457 for the 2019-2020 school year. The numbers we have for each grade this year are nearly close to each other. There are a total of 382 freshman, 384 sophomores, 385 juniors, and 367 seniors.  

According to West's numbers, this year the highest enrollment of students belongs to the Junior class. Seniors, however, have the fewest. Does this mean that West will have more parking spaces? Will the classes hold enough space? All sorts of questions are being asked since the West High students saw the struggles of the Class of 2019. “There was a struggle with having parking spaces due to the large number of seniors this previous year,” Charlie Neill informs. 

According to Superintendent Dr. Perry, “Our enrollment in the county is 10,472 students. We are one of the few districts where enrollment is relatively stable or increasing. Typically, our enrollment continues to increase until Labor Day, so we anticipate seeing an even larger enrollment.” 

crowded pep rally at Morristown-Hamblen High School West
Trojan Nation students pack the gym with increased enrollment during opening Pep-rally.

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