WALNUT GROVE, Minn. (KEYC) — The Westbrook-Walnut Grove (WWG) School District has seen an increase of 25 students in the WWG Elementary School.
Superintendent Loy Woelber says the increase was a nice surprise, adding that possible reasons for the increased enrollment may be correlated with affordable housing and jobs in the areas surrounding the school district.
Woelber has also noticed alumni moving back to the area.
“We look back and over half the kids that are in the elementary right now are kids of the parents that were here when I came," Woebler said. “I think it’s great to have alumni come back and say this is great, this is my home and family”.
Woelber also gives credit to the school’s special education program and the ‘family feel’ of the school.