The Lincoln County R-III School District's enrollment increased by more than 400 students from the 2020-2021 school year to the 2021-2022 school year. This is the largest percentage growth in the state of Missouri. Continued growth is expected and is estimated at over 500 new students over the next five years. Roughly half of this growth is expected in the southern portion of our District boundary and in grades K-5.
Currently, our southern-most school, William Cappel Elementary, is at capacity, causing the need for two trailers, housing four classrooms, to be placed on campus. A new Pre-K-5 building next to the Troy South Middle School will relieve the enrollment of WCE as well as other area elementary schools.
Furthermore, the addition of 6 classrooms, two on each grade-level wing, at Troy South Middle will provide space for expected growth in this area.