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Lancaster Central Schools' enrollment has increased by 3 percent to 4,187 during the past year, a district census shows.

Enrollment in district schools has increased by 148 since 1989, and by 194 or 5 percent since 1988. Enrollment had declined from a high of 6,879 in 1972 to a low of 3,993 in 1988.

The census shows a 6 percent increase, 108 children to 1,737, in the number of children in the district who are not yet in school.

The census also counted 65 students in public schools outside the district, such as Board of Cooperative Educational Services programs, and 966 students in non-public schools, an increase of 53 and 5 percent from 1989.

Lancaster High School graduated 315 students this year and 78 percent went on for further education, with 41 percent attending four-year colleges, 33 percent in two-year colleges, and 4 percent in nursing, technical or other schools.

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