School district boasts largest enrollment since late '70s

Officials credit a campaign to boost attendance for attracting 1,115 more students in the Oklahoma City school district.

Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013 By: Tim Willert Source: The Oklahoman

More students are attending Oklahoma City Public Schools than at any time in the past 35 years, district officials reported this week.

Enrollment rose by 2.4 percent or 1,115 students during the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year, continuing a decadelong trend of growth. An estimated 45,773 students are in the district compared to 44,658 after one quarter last year, officials said.

“If you dial back the clock, the last time we achieved that high a number was the 1978-79 school year,” Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez said during Monday's school board meeting.


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