Coffee Co. schools see a sizeable student population increase in the 2021-2022 school year

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NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN)—From last school year to now, the Coffee County School District has seen an overall enrollment increase
Of 233 students.

Coffee County schools saw an increase from 2,406 students in 2021,
to 2,630 students this year.

That translates into a combined increase on all school campuses of 233 students. New Brockton
high school has seen the most with 104 students.

Currently, there’s the construction of six new classrooms, a storm shelter, and administrative
office along with bathrooms at N.B.H.S.

“Since becoming principal here at New Brockton High School in 2018, the student population has nearly doubled,” according to
Barkley.

He adds “there is an investment in the lives of our students is so impactful and we spoke about that yesterday in our faculty meeting. I’m very thankful as the leader of this school it’s happening. Great things are happening here.”

Coffee County School Superintendent, Kelly Cobb, says student enrollments on all her
campuses in New Brockton, Zion Chapel, and Kinston is a testament to the district’s strong reputation in academics, athletics,
And extra-curricular classes.

“But we’re encouraged for what we’re seeing through our capital plan that was recently submitted, we’re prepared to take the next steps
to ensure that we have state of the art facilities for these students” according to Cobb.

In addition to the construction of classrooms, cafeterias, and gyms. Cobb says security upgrades
are planned at each school campus in the district for a total expense of 275-thousand dollars.

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