Appleton Public School Sees Enrolment Decline

We’re seeing this all over. What we are seeing is parents make choices for their kids based on their learning style.

APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) — It has been a frustrating start to the year for many parents in the Appleton School District.

The district says enrollment is down almost 400 students this year. Some parents say it’s because of the district’s decision to continue all virtual learning.

George Brown and Keith Doszak say all-virtual learning wasn’t working for their kids.

“We felt we had to do something,” Brown said. “Now, she’s enrolled at Little Chute, and it’s been a complete 180.”

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According to the Appleton Area School District, 916 open enrolled students have transferred out of the district.

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Overall enrollment dropped from 16,067 students last year down to 15,690 this year. The district says 220 of these students are in 4K.

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