Fewer students enrolled than expected this year in Horizon School Division

EAST CENTRAL — Enrolment numbers in the Horizon School Division are down this year compared to last year.

In the 2019-20 school year, there are 6,343 students enrolled, compared to 6,459 in 2018-19, a decrease of 116.

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Kevin Garinger, the division's director of education, said those numbers will have a fiscal impact on the division. He added the exact figures will be known at the end of the month.

“Our enrollment numbers are down from what we've projected,” he said, adding the division is planning to make a few shifts in its fiscal plan this year to deal with the reduction in per student funding.

“We’ll still be in good shape to be able to meet the needs of our students and ultimately continue our work towards trying to improve the results relative to their reading, writing and math scores, and of course, meeting all the goals of the board.”

Humboldt Public School has 300 students this school year, compared to 298 in 2018-19, while Humboldt Collegiate has 382, compared to 398 last year.

Garinger said that many communities have remained consistent with previous years, while Strasbourg and Watson saw growth. Watson had 20 more students this year, while Strasbourg’s Willam Derby School had 12.

On the other side of the scale, St. Brieux School saw 34 fewer students this year, while Wynyard Elementary had 19 fewer.


  2019-20 2018-19
Annaheim School 83 89
Archerwill School 66 68
Bruno School 132 126
Bulyea Elementary School 63 68
Cudworth School 146 149
Drake School 56 53
Englefeld School 85 96
Foam Lake Composite School 123 123
Foam Lake Elementary School 133 141
George Gordon Education Center 178 195
Humboldt Collegiate Institute 382 398
Humboldt Public School 300 298
Imperial School 95 91
Ituna School 204 212
Kelvington High School 122 125
Lake Lenore School 84 83
Lakeside Colony School 28 26
Lanigan Central High School 123 128
Lanigan Elementary School 239 242
Leroy School 100 103
Muenster School 157 151
New Horizon Hutterian School 8 0
Nokomis School 52 63
Punnichy Elementary Community School 151 152
Punnichy Community High School 168 176
Quill Lake School 106 102
Raymore School 240 243
Robert Melrose Elementary School 98 92
Rose Valley School 87 104
Sask Central Hutterian School 6 5
Schell School 73 71
St. Brieux School 263 297
Three Lakes School 60 76
Viscount Central School 135 132
Wadena Composite School 149 149
Wadena Elementary School 238 245
Wakaw School 282 280
Watrous Elementary School 244 241
Winston High School 188 188
Watson School 138 118
William Derby School 229 217
Wynyard Composite High School 184 183
Wynyard Elementary School 250 269
Horizon SD Home School 93 86
Horizon SD Distance Education 2 5
Total Horizon School Division Enrolment 6343 6459


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