Wall High School students may suffer effects of crowding crisis

(11/16/04) WALL Wall High School officials say a population problem is at its breaking point, with no end in sight.

According to Principal Stephen Genco, the cramped students are going to be the ones who suffer most from the schools overcrowding. The principal says several elective classes, such as marine science, had to be axed due to a lack of space. Studies have also shown that an increase in the high school population negatively affects a students ability to learn.

Voters shot down an $11 million expansion plan for the high school earlier this year. Now, Genco says more cuts and curriculum adjustments will be necessary because school officials have simply run out of options.

The projected enrollment at the school for next year is 1,400 students, 200 more than its capacity.

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