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Williston school district enrollment grows by more than 800

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WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Williston Public School District in western North Dakota saw its enrollment increase by more than 800 students over the previous school year.

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As of Thursday, 3,472 students have enrolled in the K-12 district, with 1,833 in elementary, 539 in middle school and 1,100 in high school.

At the end of the 2013-14 school year, student enrollment was 2,642.

In May 2009, just as the region’s oil boom was beginning to ramp up, the district’s enrollment was 2,172.

In North Dakota’s oil-impacted counties, where the boom has fueled a steep increase in population, some school districts have seen a dramatic rise in student enrollment, forcing superintendents and staff to address such challenges as housing and teacher retention.

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