CHARLES CITY — Enrollment counts fluctuate throughout public school years. The trend for Charles City Community Schools is downward so far this year.
The latest enrollment summary shows a loss of four students between the Oct. 1 count and the March 1 count, bringing the school year-to-date total to 17 students down.
Washington Elementary, which serves pre-kindergarten through grade 2, has 344, students, the same as it did in October. That population did rise and fall over the months, however.
The high school and Carrie Lane program, with 500 students in March, is down 15 from from Oct. 1
The middle school is up three students at 473 and Lincoln Elementary is down 5 in that time.
The elementary buildings see 62.7 percent of their students on free and reduced meals. At the middle school its 56.1 percent and at the high school it’s 43.5 percent
To qualify for reduced price meals a family of three must have an annual income of $37, 396 or less. That family is eligible for free meals at an annual income of $26,208 or less.
Below are the guidelines from the Iowa Department of Health website: