District has most kids in 8 years

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First-grade teacher Julie Armbruster works with 7-year-olds October Samples, left, and Kyle Abelos, on their writing skills during class at Tope Elementary School. District 51 has 201 more students than last year, and more of them qualify for free or reduced lunches this year.

Enrollment of 22,105 students shows increase of 201 from last year

School District 51’s student enrollment is at an eight-year high and there are more students eligible for free and reduced lunch than ever before, though district officials said they don’t necessarily see a correlation between the two.

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