Study shows open enrollment works for Lowellville

Lowellville schools succeeding with open enrollment

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – The first Mahoning County survey on open enrollment is complete and the results show some eye opening results for the Lowellville School District.

The 10-year study looked to see how open enrollment students did academically compared to district students. It found that open enrollment students in Lowellville are succeeding in the district, sometimes even more than district students.

“In some years, the open enrollment students slightly outperformed our district resident students and if you look at our 10-year trend, you will see that we had gradual gains over the 10 years,” Lowellville superintendent Dr. Eugene Thomas said.

Lowellville was one of the first districts in the state to participate in open enrollment. The district has 600 students, 300 of which are from open enrollment. The students come from Campbell, Struthers and Boardman, but the majority are from Youngstown.

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