Perham Public Schools staff members welcomed back students for the first day of the 2023-24 new school year and it was an exciting first day of school for both students and staff. Perham Public Schools Superintendent Mitch Anderson was happy with how the day went on the first day.
“There has certainly been a lot of excitement in the buildings all day,” Anderson said in an email to staff. Anderson reported the enrollment for Perham Public Schools was higher than projected. Opening enrollment for Perham Public Schools was projected at 1,622, but opening day enrollment was 1,668 students for an increase of 46 above projections.
Heart O’Lakes Elementary School saw an increase of 13 students above projection, while Prairie Wind Middle School had an increase of 27 students above enrollment. Perham High School recorded six students above the projected enrollment for the 2023-24 school year.
“Overall, we’re very excited to see another increase from last year,” Anderson said. “We’re starting the year with 44 more students in the district than we ended last year, and we’re 46 students higher than we were projected to start.”
Anderson stated the numbers will fluctuate over the first few weeks of the school year, yet they continue to trend in a positive trajectory.