At the end of September each year, school districts record their official enrollment numbers. As of Sept. 25, the Camdenton R-III School District has seen growth this year compared to last with a total of 4,359 students.

At the end of September each year, school districts record their official enrollment numbers. As of Sept. 25, the Camdenton R-III School District has seen growth this year compared to last with a total of 4,359 students.

In 2010, the district reported at total of 4,341 students and then 4,375 in 2011. The number dropped in 2012 with a total of 4,309 students.

Most of the districts increase comes from the elementary schools.

"Our primary growth has been at the elementary level," Superintendent Tim Hadfield said. "We expect that to continue."

These numbers are important for each district and play a role in determining state funding available.
For the Camdenton district, the growth on an elementary level has spurred the two latest construction projects. Hurricane Deck Elementary School in Sunrise Beach and Osage Beach Elementary School in Osage Beach will soon undergo major construction.

Hurricane Deck will be remodeled while Osage Beach will receive a brand new building just a few miles away from its current site. Construction is to begin sometime this month, according to school officials.

A look at each building:

School Building Grades 2010 2011
Camdenton High School 9-12 1,290 1,334
Horizons (Alternative School) 10-12 98 77
Camdenton Middle School 7-8 632 623
Oak Ridge Intermediate 5-6 635 630
Hawthorn Elementary 3-4 488 475
Dogwood Elementary PreK-2 810 841
Hurricane Deck Elementary PreK-4 146 154
Osage Beach Elementary PreK-4 242 241
TOTALS 4,341 4,375



School Building Grades 2012
Camdenton High School 9-12 1 1,329
Horizons (Alternative School) 10-12 (88)
Camdenton Middle School 7-8 628
Oak Ridge Intermediate 5-6 641
Hawthorn Elementary 3-4 485
Dogwood Elementary PreK 842
Hurricane Deck Elementary PreK 161
Osage Beach Elementary PreK 223
TOTAL 4,309



School Building Grades 2013
Camdenton High School 9-12 1,368
Horizons (Alternative School) 10-12 (59)
Camdenton Middle School 7-8 649
Oak Ridge Intermediate 5-6 601
Hawthorn Elementary 3-4 499
Dogwood Elementary PreK-2 843
Hurricane Deck Elementary PreK-4 164
Osage Beach Elementary PreK-4 235
TOTAL 4,359