The State of Iowa has released its certified enrollment numbers for public schools. In Pella Community Schools the number of students has remained approximately the same over the last five years, with an increase of 1% from 2199 in 2007 to 2210 in 2011. At PCM community schools numbers are down 2% from last year, but are up 1% over the five year period with 1,006 students in 2007, and 1,017 this year.
In Knoxville, certified enrollment is down 2% year over year, and 7% over 5 years. The school district had 2019 students in 2007 as compared to 1869 now. Pleasantville has seen a 3% drop enrollment from last year, and 9% over five years. Twin Cedars is down 4% from last year, and 10% over the past five years, and Melcher-Dallas is down 2% from last year; 24% over the past five years. Overall in Iowa, enrollment remained essentially the same, dropping 200 students to 473,200. 62% of school districts in the state showed a decline in enrollment, with 37% having an increase. The increase came mainly in urban areas.