The person asked specifically about the enrollment at CHS since so many families were displaced by the storms.
“I said, ‘Well, actually, it’s up if you can believe that,’” Vintson said.
Enrollment at the school is currently hovering around 440, which reflects a gain of between 50 and 60 students.
The freshman and sophomore classes combined account for two-thirds of the total student population.
The senior class has about 90 members, and the junior class is similar in number. There are approximately 130 sophomores, and the freshman class is 140 strong.
Vintson said one of the main reasons for the growth is that more students from Valley are choosing Cordova over Curry or Walker high schools.
“We have more coming from Valley than we ever have before,” Vintson said.
Faculty and students have had to make a few adjustments because of the rise in enrollment.
Vintson had to borrow 60 desks to start the new school year. Lunch periods and classrooms are slightly more crowded than they once were.
The new school was built to accommodate more than 600 students.
However, the auditorium will have standing-room only during assembly programs if CHS experiences further growth.
“The auditorium was not built to hold as many students as the rest of the school, unfortunately. If we are all present and accounted for, all seats are taken in the auditorium,” Vintson said.