KISD enrollment up slightly for 2018-19 school year

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More students are enrolled in KISD for the 2018-2019 school year than last year, early numbers show.

Comparing district enrollment numbers provided on Sept. 5 to figures released by Texas Education Agency for the 2017-2018 school year show an increase of 29 students district-wide.

On Wednesday, interim superintendent Mike Morrison said 4,102 students were enrolled. That figure has increased since enrollment numbers were first recorded when classes began Aug. 20. At an Aug. 27 board meeting, Morrison cited figures showing 4,084 students enrolled.

Morrison explained it was normal to see a slight jump in enrollment after the start of the school year but the figures typically level out after the Labor Day holiday.

“It might drop by one or two students from people changing jobs or changing locations,” Morrison said. “After Labor Day there is usually not much growth or loss. There is nothing to indicate right now that there will be a growth or a loss.”

TEA figures show 4,073 students enrolled at KISD for the 2017-2018 school year. The agency also provides breakdowns of enrollment totals by ethnicity to show demographic changes in student populations.

For the 2017-2018 school year, KISD reported enrollment of 596 African-American students, 22 American Indian students, 37 Asian students, 1,347 Hispanic students, 178 students of two or more races and 1,893 white students.

For 2018-2019, the total district student population includes 561 African-American students, 20 American Indian students, 1 native Hawaiian student, 35 Asian students, 1,393 Hispanic students, 201 students of two or more races and 1,891 non-Hispanic white students.

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