By Nuria Martinez-Keel The Oklahoman
Oklahoma hit a record high in public school enrollment this school year by surpassing 700,000 students for the first time in state history.
Student counts collected Oct. 1 show 703,650 children are enrolled in Oklahoma public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2019-20 school year, according to information released Friday by the Department of Education. Oklahoma State Education.
This is an increase of 5,064 from last year’s total, when 698,586 students were enrolled.
Oklahoma City Public Schools remains the largest school district in the state with 42,513 students, including 6,616 students enrolled in charter schools.
Tulsa Public Schools is the second largest district with 38,509. Tulsa’s total includes 2,834 charter school students.
Edmond Public Schools had the third-highest enrollment at 25,619, and Moore Public Schools had the fourth-highest enrollment at 24,961. Putnam City School District was No. 5 on the top 10 with 19,652 students.
Epic Charter Schools continues its meteoric rise in enrollment, with its statewide virtual One-on-One system enrolling 17,106 students. The One-on-One system has single-handedly become the seventh largest school district in the state.