Salisbury Enrollment Numbers Improving
Harry S Truman Elementary School is showing a high number of kindergarten enrollments and Salisbury High School has a higher number of incoming freshman than last year.
Salisbury Township School District administrators say new enrollment numbers look promising for the 2012-2013 school year: Enrollment across the board has been going up.
Harry S Truman Elementary School Principal Barbara Samide told the school board Wednesday there are 63 students registered for kindergarten so far, and that number will likely increase. As a result, there will be three sessions of kindergarten with 21 students in each.
Western Salisbury Elementary School has a kindergarten enrollment of 27 students.
Salisbury Middle School Principal Robert Cassidy said the number of students leaving and enrolling at the school remains about the same.
Salisbury High School Assistant Principal William Dovico said there will be 158 freshmen enrolled, which is considered large, he said.
Lynn Fuini-Hetten, supervisor of Instructional Practice, told the board that so far three students had signed up for Virtual Academy Salisbury Township (VAST).
This year, Salisbury schools will start before Labor Day for the first time. Orientation for students in kindergarten, first, sixth and ninth grades will be Aug. 27. All students report to school Aug. 28-30. School will not be held for students and faculty on Aug. 31 and Sept. 3.