Texas public school enrollment soars past 5MTexas public school enrollment soars past 5Mhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=45282014-04-03T07:38:00Z2014-04-01T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Student enrollment in Texas public schools has hit a new record with an enrollment of 5,075,840 in 2012-2013, according to the Texas Education Agency. Between the 1987-1988 school year and the 2012-2013 school year, enrollment grew 57.4 percent or about 1.85 million students.

Enrollment in Texas increased by 21.6 percent between 2000 and 2010, four times more than the nationwide increase of 4.8 percent over the same period.

By 2050, the number of Texas public school students is expected to swell to 9 million, according to Steve Murdock of Rice University.

In 2012-13, Education Service Center Region 4 (Houston) served the largest student population, accounting for 22.1 percent of total state public school enrollment.

The number of students in Grades 9-12 participating in career and technical education programs rose by 21.1 percent between 2002-03 and 2012-13. The number of students receiving bilingual or English as a second language instructional services increased by 46.9 percent over the same period.

See the full enrollment report at the Texas Education Agency.

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