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County’s school enrollment dropped by 35 students, says state

by Kate Evans

Morgan County Schools official October 1 student enrollment head count for the 2023-2024 school year is at 2,144 students.  The enrollment head count is down 35 students from last year’s head count of 2,179 students, according to school enrollment figures from the West Virginia Department of Education.

Full-time enrollment (FTE) figures for Morgan County are at 2,129, down 48 from 2,177 in the 2022-2023 school year.

Full-time enrollment includes percentages of  students who are only taking several courses or attending for a partial day.

As of October 1, here is the enrollment for each Morgan County School:

–Berkeley Springs High School, 603

–Warm Springs Middle School, 440

–Warm Springs Intermediate School, 352

–Widmyer Elementary, 465

–Pleasant View Elementary, 128

— Paw Paw Elementary, 79

— Paw Paw High School, 77.

Morgan County Schools Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said that there are 19 county students who are enrolled in public charter schools, either online or in person.

Morgan County Schools offers a virtual academy, but those students are counted as part of the county’s student enrollment.  Public charter school students are not.

State aid for the 2024-2025 school year will be based on the official October 1 student enrollment figures of the 2023-2024 school year.

The revised certified West Virginia student public school enrollment count for the 2023-2024 school year is 245,047 students, a decrease of 54 students due to Hope Scholarship data obtained after the original enrollment count was published, according to the West Virginia Department of Education.

Charter school enrollment for the state is 2,270 students.