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Enrollment mostly trending down

Davenport is only school to increase

DAVENPORT - After a post-pandemic period of most local schools steadily or drastically increasing in enrollment numbers, that trend appears to have shifted for most area districts.

In fact, Davenport is the only area district to increase in enrollment from the 2022-23 school year to the 2023-24 school year.

The district set in the county seat has steadily grown by about 30 students each year since 2020. It currently has a headcount of 640, up from 609 last year.

"If you take our 3-year average, we're (growing) about 30-34 kids a year," superintendent Chad Prewitt said. "I think part of that is...


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