West Fargo Public Schools surpassed another enrollment milestone on the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. Students in first through twelfth grade reported for the first day of class today and official reports show that 11,081 students were registered for the first day. This is the first time in history that the district has had an enrollment of more than 11,000 students.
While official enrollment numbers for kindergarten students will not be available until after kindergarten begins on Thursday, August 30, this number does include the already record- breaking 1,013 kindergarteners registered for the year. This year will mark the first year since 1992 that district kindergarten students have been in their neighborhood schools, rather than a district kindergarten center.
For the first day of school in 2017-2018, West Fargo Public Schools reported an enrollment of 10,635 students. The addition of 446 students in one year is keeping in line with district projections that show an anticipated growth of 400 – 600 students per year, through 2025. The district has been experiencing unprecedented and continual growth since the early 1990s; first day enrollment in 1993-1994 was just 4,755 students. The district currently ranks as the third largest in the state, but is expected to surpass Fargo Public Schools as the second largest for the 2019-2020 school year. West Fargo Public Schools truly is the region’s district of choice!