Public schools across Indiana are reporting enrollment dips as the coronavirus pandemic draws into its third year.

As schools enter their fifth semester affected by the pandemic, state data collected through this fall shows the extent to which some districts lost students and others rebounded after months of learning disruptions.

Every public district in St. Joseph County saw lower student counts in the first year of the pandemic.

For some, like the South Bend corporation, the loss follows years of declining enrollment. Others, like Mishawaka, have a history of steady enrollment counts, and appear to have recovered quickly.

To better understand trends during the pandemic, The Tribune requested data from the Indiana Department of Education and received average daily membership counts for the past six school years.

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