School districts report enrollment figures for 2010-2011
Houston County Courier
By Sharron Randall
It’s already that time when teachers and administrators on school campuses in Houston County begin preparing for three-week progress reports. Most schools reported smooth startups for the new school year. School enrollment in the five public school districts in Houston County for 2010-2011 show some gains, especially in most of the elementary schools, with much of the losses in student population occurring on high school and junior high school campuses. Enrollment figures for Crockett Independent School District for school year 2010-2011 are up with a total of about 1,431 students. Crockett Elementary School and Early Childhood report student enrollments are up with 514 students and 269 students respectively. Principals on both campuses requested an additional teacher because of the increase in enrollment over last year’s end-of-school population. At the CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Sept. 6, Crockett High School reported an enrollment of 351 students and Crockett Junior High School reported 297 students. At the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year, Grapeland ISD reported a total enrollment of 515 pupils as opposed to 504 pupils for 2010-2011, with most of the gains at the elementary school: Grapeland High School reported an enrollment of 155 students versus 172 students who finished the school year; Grapeland Junior High School shows two less students, from 107 students that began the new school year versus 109 students that finished in May. Grapeland Elementary School shows an increase from 234 students at the beginning of school to 242 students that completed the 2009-2010 school year. As of Friday, Sept. 3, Kennard ISD showed a total of 334 pupils compared to 350 pupils at the conclusion of the school year. Kennard High and Junior High schools ended the year with 154 students and began with 137 students. Kennard Elementary School increased in number from 186 students to 197 students. Latexo ISD posted their latest figures. They ended the school year with about 430-435 students and as of Wednesday, Sept. 8, the two campuses registered a total of 466 pupils; PK-6 grades have a total of 254 pupils; grades 7-12 have a total of 212 pupils. Lovelady ISD decreased in number from 546 students at the end of the 2009-2010 school year to 539 students for the new school year. Numbers at Lovelady High School and Lovelady Junior High School went from 254 students to 246 students, while Lovelady Elementary School had a slight increase from 292 pupils at the end of last year to 293 pupils at the beginning of the new school year. School districts’ expectations for student enrollment are that there will be minor fluctuations in gains and losses throughout the school year.