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By Dawson Petersen
Woodbury Central projects a slight growth in student numbers this year; according to Superintendent Glackin, the official count day is Oct. 1. Preliminary numbers indicate a growth of 16 students and a student population of 624 in preschool through grade 12. The largest class is 53 (Grade 8) and the smallest is 30 (Kindergarten). The elementary currently has 306 students, the middle school has 140 students, and the high school has 147 students. "These students are taught by 46 strong teachers," explained Superintendent Glackin.
This year’s senior class has 43 students. According to Superintendent Glackin, "The class is strong academically. They excel in the state reports, they challenge themselves by taking upper level classes, and they maintain high grade point averages.” He adds, “Not only are they leaders in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities. The participation rates in the senior class are high.”
Superintendent Glackin states. “At the beginning of every school year there is optimism.” He believes the optimism stems from a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, community support for the school, and students who are enjoyable to work with.