August 19, 2022

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CCISD sees increase in enrollment and attendance rates

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Corpus Christi ISD saw an increase in enrollment compared to last year by 1,902 students.

But the school district has about 1,500 fewer students than in the 2018-19 school year, and staff is working to continue the trend of growing enrollment, said Delma Bernal, director of admissions, attendance and student support service.

During the board of trustees meeting Monday, Bernal shared a report on the district’s current enrollment and attendance for the first and second six-week periods of the 2021-22 school year.

Texas schools receive state funding based in part on student attendance. Districts lose funding if students are absent or withdraw. 

Students arrive at Jones Elementary School on the first day of in-person classes for Corpus Christi Independent School District schools on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

Enrollment trends and goals

The district is aiming to return to the 2018-19 enrollment of 34,674. The current enrollment is 33,171.

For the past three school years, CCISD has experienced a decrease in enrollment. Bernal said contributing factors include  parents seeking other in-person or virtual school options at private or charter schools or through home schooling, children staying home due to COVID illness or contact, and refinery jobs that have left the area.

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