Opening day enrollments are down at Trenton R-9 and Grundy R-5 school districts when compared to the first day of classes last year.
For Trenton R-9, the three attendance buildings combined have an enrollmentof 11-hundred 79 students. That's down 42 from a year ago. Just two classes have more than 100 students: 103 in the fifth grade and 102 in kindergarten. The smallest class at Trenton is 74 in the fourth grade. By building, Trenton enrollment includes 447 at Rissler school for kindergarten through fourth grade; 362 for Trenton middle schools' fifth through eighth grade; and 370 in ninth through 12th grades at Trenton high school.
This is the second consecutive year Trenton enrollment is down by approximately 40 students. (1221 in 2012 compared to 1262 in 2011). Those figures were preceded By five straight years of increases for enrollment on opening day at Trenton R-9.
At the Grundy R-5 school, enrollment today is 166 students, down by 12 when compared to the first day of last year. Superintendent Rob Deaver noted the 166, however, is actually a few more students when compared to the end of the school year this past May at Grundy R-5. The largest class is 20 in the 11th grade. The smallest is seven in the fourth grades. By buildings, there are 81 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade at Humphreys. And the seventh through 12th grades at the high school in Galt has 85 students.