There's a new crowded high school in the Omaha Public Schools.
South High has more than 2,200 students this fall, according to official enrollment numbers presented to an Omaha school board committee Monday morning.
The school at 4519 S. 24th St. has largely benefited from South Omaha's growth, said Carla Noerrlinger, OPS director of research and special projects.
At 2,222 students, South is the second-biggest high school in OPS. Central High near downtown Omaha has 2,432 students, and Burke High in west Omaha has 2,117 students.
Central and Burke have capped enrollments.
Northwest High gained students for the second year in a row. The school now has 1,213 students — 87 more than last fall. Bryan High's enrollment decreased a little from last school year. Other schools, however, saw larger drops.
Benson High's enrollment went down 156 students, to 1,132 — the third year in a row the school has a smaller enrollment than the previous year.
And North High has 1,617 students, 180 fewer than fall 2011.
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