Guymon schools see enrollment growth

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) _ School officials in Guymon were expecting more students this year,  just not an increase that's three times larger than usual.

The district had 2,736 students last week, about 230 more than last year and Superintendent Doug Melton says there are no rooms left.

Melton says one elementary school has added a portable building for classrooms to handle the additional students and another elementary that was recently built may need to do the same.

The district has seen a steady increase in students since 1995 when Seaboard Foods opened a hog-processing plant. Now a Walmart Supercenter and two hotels have recently opened creating more jobs, and people moving into the area looking for jobs.

Melton says a final enrollment count will be made Thursday.

Information from: The Oklahoman,