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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

SPS Enrollment on the Rise


Enrollment in Springfield Public Schools continues to grow.  According to an SPS news release, official enrollment has increased for the seventh year in a row in the state's largest school district.  A total of 25,107 students are enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year.  That's an increase of 202 students from the last school year.  Elementary enrollment increased by .5 percent, middle school by 1.2 percent and high school by 1.1 percent over last year.

The Springfield School District has 1000 more students than the second largest district--St. Louis Public Schools.

The pie chart below shows how the population breaks down by race. 

Credit Springfield Public Schools
Graph Showing Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity at SPS

Enrollment is counted each year on the last Wednesday of September and officially reported to the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

For details on individual schools, click here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.