When Sulphur Springs School Superintendent Michael Lamb compares yearly attendance figures, he likes to look at a class as it moves through the system, such as second grade figures the past year with third grade figures this year. He has noticed big numbers developing in the lower grades, which will mean more teachers eventually. The district has added 11 students this year over last year after two weeks of school.
Lamb notes that school population growth in the lower grades is a new trend for the future of Sulphur Springs schools. The numbers of upper grades lowers the overall growth. Additional teachers will be needed in third through fifth grade levels as the larger numbers move through the system. He noted dual language numbers are making significant increases.