Nacogdoches, TX — Most school districts in Nacogdoches County saw an upswing in enrollment this year, which translates to more revenue from the state.
Enrollment in Nacogdoches ISD shrunk by 18 students this year, with elementary schools in the district seeing a decrease of 57 students. Enrollment in the district's middle schools and high school increased by 39 students.
"Our fifth-grade class last year was rather large, and now we see those numbers on our middle school campuses," NISD Police Chief Doug Ploch said.
State law requires that the student-teacher ratio not exceed 22 to 1. Because of unexpected growth in some grade levels, NISD is requesting a class-size waiver from the Texas Education Agency for kindergarten and third grade classes at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary School and second grade classes at Nettie Marshall Elementary.
NISD will soon add a pre-kindergarten class, which will boost the district's enrollment.
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