Largest Freshman Class Ever

Enrollment at East Hampton High School has increased by approximately 100 students this year, to 972, the high school principal, Adam Fine, said at a school board meeting on Tuesday. This year’s freshman class, he said, is the largest on record, with 260 students. 

In the middle school, 367 students will attend grades six through eight, showing an increase of six children since the end of the last school year, according to the school’s principal, Charles Soriano.

The only school in the district to show a decrease was the John M. Marshall Elementary School. Beth Doyle, the school’s principal, announced that the 2017-18 school year began with 525 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, whereas last year, school opened with 543 pupils.

At the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, where the district had budgeted for 72 East Hampton students to attend the free, full-day prekindergarten program, 70 of those slots had been filled as of earlier this week.