Enrollment in the Lafayette Parish school system continues to show slight growth compared with last year, Superintendent Donald Aguillard told the School Board earlier this week.
As of Sept. 2, the count was 29,264 students for grades K-12 — an increase of about 191 students based on the school system’s Nov. 1 count last year, Aguillard said. The Nov. 1 count was 29,073 students and the date was used because “no-shows” had been purged from the rolls by that date, he told board members.
“Total enrollment this school year, counting pre-K, is 30,149 students,” he said. “That compares favorably to Nov. 1, 2014, of 30,003 students. We’re up about 146 students total compared to Nov. 1 last year. We’re very pleased with our enrollment numbers at this point.”
School began Aug. 13, and within the first weeks of school, system officials reported about 100 students enrolling from charter schools in the area.
The school district also launched a marketing campaign prior to the start of the school year.