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Steamboat enrollment numbers level out, 40 new students over last year

The latest enrollment numbers for the Steamboat Springs School District show 2
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Other items discussed:

CMAS scores

District director of teaching and learning Marty Lamansky reviewed Colorado Measures of Academic Success social studies and science results released in July with the board.

Lamansky said it was too soon to determine any score trends because this is only the second year for CMAS results.

After comparing the scores to other districts across the state, Lamansky determined that the district was third highest in the state for elementary science scores, second highest for elementary social studies, sixth highest for middle school social studies and 12th highest for middle school science.

At the elementary level, the only districts scoring higher than Steamboat Springs were small districts with fewer than 30 students in a given grade level that was tested. About 170 students in a grade level were tested for each of the exams in Steamboat.

“Another metric, another strong showing by our students,” Lamansky said. “We continue to perform well on any metric that’s put in front of us.”

Board candidate workshop

The board held a workshop for new school board candidates Sept. 9 to give those running for the board more information about serving. Board members Monday said the workshop was informative and the majority of candidates attended.

"I thought the workshop went well. I was glad to see a large amount of the candidates came," said Joey Andrew, a board member running for re-election in November.

— Updated enrollment numbers for the Steamboat Springs School District show an increase of about 40 new students over last year, down from 60 new students originally reported on the first day of school.

The Board of Education heard its first enrollment update of the school year during its meeting Monday night.

“I know in August that the numbers are going to settle out — some families have moved away and some haven’t signed up yet,” said Superintendent Brad Meeks.



A Sept. 9 count showed 2,506 students enrolled, on Monday, the number was 2,508. Meeks said total enrollment has hovered between 2,505 and 2,510 for the last two weeks.

The number includes North Routt Community Charter School and Yampa Valley High School.



The official enrollment count for the 2014-15 school year was 2,467 students, and the district built its budget around a projection of 2,515 students.

“So we’re close,” Meeks said.

The largest individual classes are seventh grade with 219 students, first grade with 207 and second and eighth grades with 200 students each.

The smallest classes are 12th grade, 11th grade and kindergarten, each with 176 students.

Meeks said he has asked the district-contracted demographer to see if there is any significance to the size of the kindergarten class, which is smaller than projected.

Official enrollment counts take place on Oct. 1, determining the district’s per-pupil funding for the year.

Meeks said he would bring updated numbers to the board after the official count takes place.

Other items discussed:

CMAS scores

District director of teaching and learning Marty Lamansky reviewed Colorado Measures of Academic Success social studies and science results released in July with the board.

Lamansky said it was too soon to determine any score trends because this is only the second year for CMAS results.

After comparing the scores to other districts across the state, Lamansky determined that the district was third highest in the state for elementary science scores, second highest for elementary social studies, sixth highest for middle school social studies and 12th highest for middle school science.

At the elementary level, the only districts scoring higher than Steamboat Springs were small districts with fewer than 30 students in a given grade level that was tested. About 170 students in a grade level were tested for each of the exams in Steamboat.

“Another metric, another strong showing by our students,” Lamansky said. “We continue to perform well on any metric that’s put in front of us.”

Board candidate workshop

The board held a workshop for new school board candidates Sept. 9 to give those running for the board more information about serving. Board members Monday said the workshop was informative and the majority of candidates attended.

“I thought the workshop went well. I was glad to see a large amount of the candidates came,” said Joey Andrew, a board member running for re-election in November.

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email tristow@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow


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