▶️ Central Oregon school districts see slight increase in student enrollment


At least three Central Oregon school districts are reporting a slight increase in enrollment from the last school year.

The Redmond School District reports a 1% increase in enrolled students from last year.

The total: 7,129 students. Up 62 students from 2021-22.

The loosening of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions seem to be a major factor in bringing students back into the buildings.

“Now that we have loosened an amount of those, I think people are making choices based on what they really want for their students,” Redmond School District Superintendent Dr. Charan Cline said.

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Crook County School District is reporting an even higher increase of 2.6%.

Current total enrollment for Crook County stands at 3,313 students, adding 83 more students from last year.

Bend-La Pine Schools also reported a slight increase at a board meeting last week. 

“In our schools, the actual enrollment is above projections by about 40 students,” Chief Operations and Financial Officer for the district Brad Henry said.

Bend-La Pine says that these numbers are subject to change through October 1 when it officially submits its student numbers to the state.



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