The Maui News - Maui Waena Intermediate School, with 1,084 students, registered the fourth highest enrollment among all public intermediate/middle schools statewide in the official public school enrollment count for the current year.
Overall, Maui County public school enrollment increased 1.7 percent to 20,779 students, according to the data released by the state Department of Education last week. That total included 18,850 regular students and 1,929 special education students.
In assessing the enrollment data, Bruce Anderson, Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui complex area superintendent, said that enrollments would likely stay relatively flat if the economy stays poor. For example, 500 more elementary students are projected for Central Maui schools, based on construction of planned developments.