Warren Township schools opened on Monday with roughly 100 fewer students than last year, with Schools Superintendent Tami Crader saying that students in the kindergarten through grade 8 school district were very excited to return.
Last week's opening for teachers to return to their post also went very well, Crader reported on Monday. Students, however, didn't return this year until the Monday that was a full week following Labor Day, which fell early this year, and was followed by the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
"We are all happy to be back in school," Crader said on Monday.
As of enrollment figures late last week, the school year is starting with just more than 1,950 students, compared with 2,047 at the start of the 2012-13 school year.
The higher grade levels have more students in the grades K-8 school.
The most populated grade this year is the eighth grade, according to school district figures. Grade seven follows with 239 students.
Other enrollment figures reported by the school district for grade levels are:
Kindergarten, 160 students; grade 1, 170; grade 2, 173; grade 3, 234; grade 4, 217; grade 5, 225; and grade 6, 219. Preschool had 27 children last week, and there were 25 out of district placements.
The breakdown for enrollment at individual schools, according to school district figures, was Angelo L. Tomaso School, 317; Central School, 320; Mount Horeb, 276; Woodland School, 293; Warren Middle School, 721. In addition, out of district placements for all grade levels were 25.