by nathan oster
With a large group of eighth graders moving in, Greybull High School began the year with more students on the books than it has seen it many years. Decades, in fact.
“This is the highest enrollment I’ve ever seen at the high school — and I came on board as the counselor here in 1990,” said Jeff Sukut.
The official opening day count was set at 199 by the office staff.
As of Tuesday, that hadn’t changed, as the school stands just one student shy of 200.
The school lists 48 seniors, 47 juniors, 49 sophomores and 55 freshmen.
Last year at this time, GHS reported 188 students, so enrollment is up 11 students.
It seems the high school’s gain was the middle school’s loss. With the big eighth grade class moving out and a smaller than average group of sixth graders coming in, GMS began the year with 107 students, down from 117 on opening day last year.
The GMS count includes 38 eighth graders, 33 seventh graders and 36 sixth graders.
Enrollment at the elementary school, meanwhile, is up this year. The school began last year with 218 students. This year it counts 227, which includes 42 students in junior and regular kindergarten, 30 in the first grade, 35 in the second, 34 in the third, 40 in the fourth and 45 in the fifth.
Overall, the district’s total enrollment to begin the year stands at 533, an increase of 10 from opening day last year.