Oklahoma public schools top 700K in enrollment

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/03/2020 01:30 PM
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With more than 703,000 students enrolled in the fall semester, Oklahoma for the first time has exceeded 700,000 students enrolled in public schools. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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Demographic information shows little change in the racial and ethnic makeup of Oklahoma students since fall 2018. Just more than half of the state’s students were Hispanic, American Indian, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or members of two or more races, while 48% of students were white. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, for the first time in history, Oklahoma public school enrollment has exceeded 700,000 students.

The state’s annual student count shows 703,650 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2019-20 school year, an increase of 5,064 over the past year’s total. The figures were collected Oct. 1, and released Dec. 5 by the Department of Education.

As in previous years, Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public Schools maintained the No. 1 and 2 positions among the 10 most populous districts. Enrollment totals for the largest districts included district-sponsored charter school students: 6,616 for Oklahoma City and 2,834 for Tulsa. The third- through 10th-largest districts in descending enrollment order were Edmond, Moore, Putnam City, Broken Arrow, Epic One-on-One, Norman, Union and Midwest City-Del City schools.

Demographic information showed little change in the racial and ethnic makeup of Oklahoma students since fall 2018. Just over half of the state’s students were Hispanic, American Indian, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or members of two or more races, while 48% of students were white.

For information, visit https://sde.ok.gov/documents/state-student-public-enrollment.

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