Report: Texas Public School Enrollment Tops 5 Million

Surpassing the 5 million mark, student enrollment in Texas public schools has hit a new record, according to the Texas Education Agency. And Hispanic enrollment continues to mark the majority.

“Enrollment increased for all student groups between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 except for whites, who experienced a numeric and percentage decrease statewide,” according to a TEA news release on a report released Tuesday. Enrollment in public schools has grown by 820,019 students — or more than 19 percent — over the past decade, it added.

Compared with national figures, Texas’ student enrollment growth stands out even more. Enrollment in Texas increased by ...

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