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West Ada enrollment soars as school doors open Monday

Columbia High students return to school with issued computers

Columbia High School students returned to school equipped with laptop computers Monday Aug. 22, 2016 in Nampa. With money from a community supported levy, the Nampa School District is placing electronic devices in six schools this year in a person
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Columbia High School students returned to school equipped with laptop computers Monday Aug. 22, 2016 in Nampa. With money from a community supported levy, the Nampa School District is placing electronic devices in six schools this year in a person

West Ada School District enrollment roared past the 38,000 Monday as 1,368 more students showed up for the first day of class than last year.

The district’s first day enrollment was 38,560, up 3.6 percent from opening day in 2015. The district projected 750 students for this school year.

[ Continued growth means new schools opening across Treasure Valley ]

Initial enrollment figures are expected to drop over the next several days by about 200, said Eric Exline, district spokesman, as students settle into the school year.

Monday’s numbers put West Ada schools back in pre-recession enrollment mode when students growth for the 10 year period previous to 2009-2010 averaged 1,000 students a year.

Boise Schools open Wednesday.

Parents say Hillsdale Elementary is spacious and inviting.

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