Up & Down Enrollment

The official student count is in for Colorado and the numbers seem to show consistent trends.

According to numbers compiled by the Gazette, Falcon School District 49 is still one of the state's fastest growing district, seeing a 16 percent increase in enrollment since last year.

Academy School District 20 grew almost 4 percent and Lewis-Palmer District 38 grew about 4.5 percent. Both are considered good growth rates.

Colorado Springs School District 11 is still the largest in southern Colorado. But D-11 continued to see a decline in enrollment, losing 488 students.

The figures are important because they determine how much funding the districts receive from the state.