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A new report shows Iowa's public school enrollment is up the most significant amount in 17 years.

The Iowa Department of Education says there are 476,245 students in kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in public schools this school year. That represents 2,741 more or a .06 percent increase over the 2011-2012 school year and reverses a trend of declining enrollment over the past five years.

Officials say the increase is due, in part, to an upsurge in birth rates from 2003 to 2008. It is also considered temporary, since officials say the birthrate has dropped back down.

School districts that saw the most growth in the number of students include Waukee, Des Moines, Ankeny, Iowa City and Pleasant Valley.

Iowa's highest enrollment was during the 1972-73 school year when there were 645,000 students.

                         One Year Trend - Increase of Students – Numbers

School District

2011-12

Enrollment

2012-13

Enrollment

Student Increase

WAUKEE

7,111

7,721

610

DES MOINES

31,546

32,062

516

ANKENY

8,964

9,386

422

IOWA CITY

12,453

12,774

321

PLEASANT VALLEY

3,960

4,230

270

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