Ranking 40 area high schools by fall enrollment — from Central (1,576) to Academy (38)

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Next month marks the six-year anniversary of 27,532 of you signing off on the property tax bumps that came with nine figures’ worth of upgrades to Champaign schools.

For that, the 1,576 students enrolled at what’s now the area’s largest, and after $102.7 million worth of upgrades, most stylish school — Central High — express their thanks.

Here’s a rundown of fall enrollment counts for area high schools, as provided to The News-Gazette by superintendents, principals and other district officials.

1. Champaign Central 1,5762. Centennial 1,4203. Urbana 1,2124. Danville 1,1795. Mahomet-Seymour 1,0226. Rantoul 874

7. Unity 5148. Monticello 4869. Clinton 484

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10. St. Joseph-Ogden 44611. PBL 38812. BHRA 36413. Westville 335

14. Hoopeston Area 32415. Tuscola 29716. ALAH 29517. Watseka 29018. Oakwood 27719. GCMS 27520. Iroquois West 26321. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 244

22. LeRoy 23723. Salt Fork 23024. Villa Grove 20425. St. Thomas More 20326. Blue Ridge 18727. Arcola 18627. Fisher 18629. Milford 155

30. Heritage 12431. Armstrong 11731. Cerro Gordo 11733. Shiloh 11634. Judah Christian 9935. Bement 9336. Cissna Park 9137. Chrisman 84

38. Schlarman 8139. DeLand-Weldon 4140. Academy 38

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1. Urbana 9062. Mahomet-Seymour 7943. Champaign Jefferson 703

4. Danville North Ridge 6565. Champaign Edison 6436. Champaign Franklin 6327. Rantoul J.W. Eater 4908. Monticello 3869. Clinton 38010. Unity 366

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1. Mahomet Lincoln Trail 8132. Mahomet Middletown Prairie 8103. Danville South View 6394. Paxton Clara Peterson 6095. Westville Judith Giacoma 5856. Monticello Washington 5577. Danville Mark Denman 509

8. GCMS 5009. Urbana Dr. Williams 49510. Clinton 491

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