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Mixed school enrolment numbers

Preliminary head counts indicate that every catchment in the Langley School District is either in decline or holding stable except Mountain Secondary, said David Green, Langley School District secretary-treasurer.

“R.E. Mountain catchment is up 238 students from last year,” said Green at the Sept. 24 Board of Education meeting.

Parents are still choosing choice schools over regular neighbourhood schools in the district, with an increase in 80 students. Many of those students are international, he added.

But the trend of declines may be changing.

“The elementary schools are showing increases, especially in the Kindergarten classes, so this indicates declining trends will change,” said Green.

In fact, elementary schools saw 202 more students this year over last.

Even more international students have come to Langley. The district expected around 480 and received 520, which helps with revenue, he said.

There an estimated 19,900 students enrolled in Langley schools this year.

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