While enrollment is down for the Derry Cooperative School District, the board and administrators are waiting to see if there are any last-minute registrations. Laura Nelson, superintendent of Derry’s School Administrative Unit (SAU) 10, gave an enrollment report at the Aug. 27 School Board meeting. One day after opening, it gave a snapshot of what to expect, and some areas of concern.
The opening day enrollment was 3,472 students in grades Kindergarten through 8, Nelson said. This compares to 3,550 on opening day 2012-13.
The breakdown is as follows: Ernest P. Barka Elementary School, 586; Derry Village Elementary School, 436; East Derry Memorial Elementary School, 402; Grinnell Elementary School, 394; South Range Elementary School, 365; Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, 719; and West Running Brook Middle School, 570.