Schooling increases in the county


About 3,900 children are in classrooms across the county as the school opened in August and September, according to an enrollment tally.

The Houston School District, where about 1,000 students were enrolled from kindergarten to high school, led the count in the county when the gates reopened. The count showed: 57, preschool; 55 years old, kindergarten; 302, from the first to the fifth year; 243, sixth to eighth year, and 340, 9-12.

On Monday, the number stood at 1,028, which is stable from last year.

Licking showed an increase of 23 students compared to a year ago. There were 834 students in the classes. Cabool also showed an increase over last year. Officials said 759 students are enrolled. That’s about 49 more since classes started last year.

Summersville had 464 participants – about 23. Plato showed an increase of 37 over last year. The workforce stood at 557.

The success count stood at 116, up from 103 last year. And Raymondville had 134 students. Success and Raymondville have students enrolled up to grade eight.

Enrollment is closely monitored by school principals as it ultimately translates into the amount of funds distributed by the state.


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