In Livingston Parish, kindergarten through 12th-grade student population has grown 21 percent in the past decade and at just under 26,000 students in October. Seven new schools have opened since 2004.

The growth has tapered off recently, but it’s beginning to look like “it might take off again,” said Superintendent John Watson.

The parish populationis estimated to have grown 5.5 percent since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, second in growth only to Ascension Parish in the Baton Rouge area.

Below is a Livingston Parish school census spread sheet from 1998 - 2014 provided by Google.