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Miranda Junior High School sees unexpected increase in enrollment

MIRANDA- The Southern Humboldt Unified School District is seeing an unexpected increase in enrollment of seventh and eighth graders this year.

The increase comes just before a brand new junior high school opens up for students in Miranda. School officials say when they began planning for this school year in March, they only had about 70 students enrolled for classes. As of last Thursday, the school now has nearly 100 students. That increase is being attributed to many news students transferring from other schools or moving into the area, as well as home school student transfers. School officials say they are excited for the increase and have hired on another PE teacher for the new junior high to better accommodate students.