EPS welcomed more than 7,800 students on August 10, marking the 29th consecutive year of enrollment growth. Although enrollment will not be official until the end of September, preliminary numbers show more than a 9 percent growth in enrollment from last year.
“We are seeing a surge of new families in several neighborhoods right now,” said Superintendent Steve Baker. Neighborhoods like Windgate, The Prairies, Indian Pointe and Arbor View have added to the increase in enrollment, Baker said.
Over the last three school years, the District has added approximately 1,300 new students, which is equivalent to the size of many Class B school districts in Nebraska. “The residential and commercial development show no signs of slowing down,” Baker said.
To address growth, the District will be adding two new elementary schools—one in 2016 and another in 2017. Arbor View Elementary is currently under construction near 204th and Fort Streets and will enroll students from the northwest part of the school district beginning next school year. Elementary #11, which has yet to be named, will be located in the southwest part of the school district and is slated to open in 2017.
- Elementary, Grades K-5
8:15 a.m. – 3:06 p.m.
- Middle School, Grades 6-8
8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
- High School, Grades 9-12
8:10 a.m – 3:20 p.m.