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How many kids are in your child's elementary school?

Our school district is restructuring their elementary schools, including closing 2 elementary schools. Under the new plan, they are going to have 2 schools with 4 classes for each grade and 2 schools with 3 classes for each. I'd like to take a poll to see how many classes of each grade does your elementary school have and how many TOTAL kids do you think are in the elementary school. Thanks.

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Asked by gmkamm at 11:50 AM on Nov. 21, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Where I teach, we have 4 or 5 classes per grade and about 600 total kids grades k-6.

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 12:32 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • The elementary school that my son is supposed to go to is k-5 and has 1300 children total. I am looking at other possible options. I am not sure how many classes there are for each grade.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • My sons school is k-6 has 2 classes per grade with only 320 students. Love the smaller school. He was just a number last year at his last school they were k-4 and had 1200 students. There were 38 kids in each class.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • My youngest school (and the one I work at) has about 600 kids for prek-4. There's 1 am'pm prek, 2 full day k's, 2 1/2 day k's (so like 4) then for grades 1-4 there are 5 classes per grade. There are 4 elementarys in my town and that's the biggest one. After that they schools all combine and my oldest is in the 5/6th grade school. In that school there are 12 classes per grade. I think around 1000 students total.

    Answer by Shell89 at 3:22 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • At my son's school (k-12) there are 1400 students total. He attends a charter school. There are 4 kindergarten classes, I know there are 25 in his class. (three teachers)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • My son's elementary school had K-5. There were 4 kindergartens, 1st and 2nd grades. 3 3rd, 4th and 5th grades for a total of about 600 kids. The K, 1 and 2 had an 18 student limit class size, the rest had 24. Or something like that.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • k-5 and it has 400ish students

    Answer by alexis_06 at 8:10 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • My 5th grade son has 16 kids in his class (1 class) and my 3rd grade daughter has around the same in hers. (1 class)
    We have a total of about 100 children in our school. Give or take a few. We have K-5 under the same roof.
    The only grade that we have more than one class is our combo K-1 grade.
    We have two K-1 classes.

    Answer by oneilld at 9:35 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • K-5, we have about 400 students. The # of classes for each grade vary depending on the # of students for that grade. For ex, last year there were only 3 1st grade classes, but I guess to due to transfers, etc. now there are 5 1st grade classes.

    Answer by LadyEb at 1:13 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • My kids go to a Catholic school. It's preschool (3 and 4 year olds) through 8th grade and we have 1 classroom per grade. There are about 260 kids at the school, I'd say.
    My 4th grader has the largest class in the school with 29 students (last year it was up to 31 kids). The smallest had like 19 kids. My 1st and 2nd graders have about 22 kids in each class.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:29 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

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