Enrollment is up for Portland Public Schools by more than 200 students from last year to 47,508 students, according to the district’s fall student count.
That’s makes four years of growing enrollment and an increase of nearly1,500 students since the 2008-09 school year, school officials said.
Some individual schools saw even more notable increases.
Roosevelt High School in north Portland gained 74 students to reach 826, a 10 percent increase and the largest enrollment in nearly a decade.
Lane Middle School’s enrollment increased 10 percent to 486. James John Elementary gained 37 students to 439 – an increase of 9 percent. Abernethy Elementary School gained 50 students – an increase of 11 percent.
Overall, the trend of triple digit growth in early grades continued this year. With the exception of second grade, all grades K-7 have more students than the year before.
While overall high school enrollment decreased this year, the numbers are predicted to rise in the coming years.