SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County School District (SCSD) No. 1 saw a decrease in its fall student enrollment numbers, while Sweetwater County School District (SCSD) No. 2 saw a slight increase, according to information from the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).
According to enrollment statistics from the WDE, SCSD No.1 has a total of 5,054 students this fall, compared to 5,141 students last fall. This makes for a total decrease of 87 students for SCSD No. 1.
SCSD No. 2 has a total of 2,365 students this fall compared to 2,359 students last fall. This makes for a total increase of only six students.
As for Wyoming’s overall fall student enrollment numbers, Wyoming’s 48 school districts increased by 54 students, compared to last year. K-12 enrollment data for Wyoming public schools for the 2021-22 school year is now available online, according to a press release from the WDE.
The data shows a significant decline in enrollment in two districts with large virtual programs, which indicates students are returning to their local school district for in-person instruction, the WDE press release states. There also was a 5 to 10 percent drop in enrollment at three of the school districts on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The WDE has prepared the following reports that address the enrollment statistics:
- Historical Fall Enrollment 1991-92 to Present.
- Districts Ranked by Enrollment Total.
- State, District, and School Enrollment Per Grade.
This data was gathered from all school districts throughout the state in a snapshot performed on October 1, 2021. The agency does not collect numbers of students who are home-schooled or are enrolled in private school.
Editor’s note: The headline and first paragraph of the story were updated to reflect that SCSD No. 2 saw a slight increase, not decrease in fall enrollment numbers. We apologize for the mistake.