Fayette school enrollment increases 12.04.08

Written by David Green.

There were no big changes in Fayette’s student enrollment numbers from the previous school year, but a lot of minor variations led to an overall increase of 17 students.

That translates into a growth of about $100,000 in state funding, wiping out a similar decrease the district experienced last year.

The biggest change occurred in the eighth grade—an increase of five students from a year ago when that group of students was in seventh grade.

On the other hand, the seventh grade class lost four students over the summer.

The fourth grade class is the largest at 42, while the junior and senior classes have only 28 students.

The total count stands at 480 which is still below the state projections used for construction of the new school. Estimates placed the enrollment at 512 last year, when it was actually at 463, and officials project a head count of 544 in the 2014-15 school year.

About nine percent of the student body takes part in open enrollment by enrolling in a district other than where they reside.

Twenty-eight Fayette students are enrolled in other districts and 17 students from outside the district attend Fayette. Last year, 36 Fayette students took classes elsewhere.


Fayette School
2008-09 Enrollment

Preschool    29
Kindergarten 34
1st grade    32
2nd grade    38
3rd grade    32
4th grade    42
5th grade    36
6th grade    36
7th grade    35
8th grade    36
9th grade    33
10th grade    41
11th grade    28
12th grade    28
Total        480
  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
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  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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