The Foothills School Division has fewer students this year than last year.

Assistant Superintendent Drew Chipman said they were expecting more students at the Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks.

Chipman says Foothills Comp is often full so some students may have looked elsewhere.

"So, a little bit of a decrease from last year, that's probably due to the fact that we were expecting more students at Foothills Composite High School. I think we can probably attribute it to the fact that school is quite full, so people look at other options."

However, he says there are still a lot of students back in class.

"From K to 12 we have 8,064 students with about another 72 in junior kindergarten which is a voluntary program which we've been running for a number of years."

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