Student Overload

Phoebe Hughel, Staff Writer

The student population for 2017-2018 school year at Seymour High School has increased immensely over the past few years. Within two years our school has gained more than 200 students! Currently there are 1473 students in total. The average amount of students for a High School in Indiana is 848. We surpass that number by 625 students. 

Freshman Bryanna Bailey says, “We need to extend the school. There are too many students for a high school at this size.” Seymour High School has had locker issues at the beginning of the year for the past two years. There is not enough lockers for each individual student, so some siblings opted to share a locker while others volunteered to give up their locker for others.

The seniors this year have seen the increase in the student population. Their freshman year there were 1240 students total. Senior Brooklyn Cole “You can tell there is an increase in the number of students here.”

A new student this year, Anna Massengale says “My other school did not have two floors. I think Crawford is the smallest school in the state. It’s pretty small. This school is maybe 4 times more bigger. It’s easier to find classes in a smaller school.” Currently, the school is looking for ways to expand since the population of students is increasing.