Kindergarten early enrollment at a high
114 students enrolled for fall at Cassville
According to Jill LeCompte, assistant superintendent at the Cassville R-4 School District, 114 students have already enrolled for kindergarten at Cassville Primary School.
LeCompte said normally, at this time of year there are only about 80-90 enrolled. Students can continue to be enrolled in classes causing the number to go up.
For the 2013-2014 school year, 139 kindergarteners are enrolled at Cassville, making the average class size 23 students. The state recommends each class be no more than 25 students.
"The average class size is about 22-23 students," said Catherine Weaver, primary school principal. "We have a variety of students at different levels and like to keep the classes smaller."
According to Weaver, the school board is closely monitoring the enrollment numbers and reviewing the need for more teachers as they become necessary.
"We feel very fortunate to have a large number of students enrolling to help the school be a thriving environment," Weaver said.
This year, Cassville has six kindergarten teachers. Weaver said through screening, the school is able to match students with teachers who fit their learning styles and personalities.
If more students enroll, there is a possibility of more teachers and more options.