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Lincoln Public Schools See Highest Enrollment Ever

The number of children served at Lincoln Public Schools continues to rise, hitting a new record 42,297 this school year.

The enrollment numbers officially turned in to the Nebraska Department of Education on Tuesday show there is an increase of 2,312 students, or 5.5 percent, during the past five years. Over the last 10 years, the district has seen growth of more than 6,403 students, or roughly 15 percent. This growth is occurring throughout the community – in both older and newer neighborhoods.

“We continue to see significant growth all over Lincoln,” said Liz Standish, LPS associate superintendent for Business Affairs. “Our work updating the 10-year facility and infrastructure plan is critically important to the future of the school district.”

“We want to thank the Lincoln community for its continued support in understanding the importance of public education to this growing city,” added Matt Larson, LPS associate superintendent for Instruction. “With our community’s support and partnership, we continue to provide quality teaching and learning throughout the city.”

A school-by-school breakdown of enrollment is available at the LPS website.

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