Fort Washakie freshman class largest in four years

This year’s freshman class at Fort Washakie High School is the largest in four years, rivaling the class of 2021 – which graduated the most students in school history.

Principal Brandon Ray said 53 freshmen enrolled at FWHS last fall, up from 40 the year before.

“We actually had a decent size freshman class come in,” he told the school board this month.

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By comparison, he said the class of 2021 numbered 59 when it entered high school in 2017.

Incoming freshman enrollment fell after that, to 40 in 2018, 44 in 2019 and back to 40 in 2020, according to Ray’s board report.

Total enrollment has increased as well: This year, there are 120 students at FWHS, up from 70 in 2016-2017.

“Over the last four years, we have fluctuated between 114 and 129,” Ray said. “While we are not seeing consistent, year-over-year growth, the numbers indicate we are growing.”

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