Oklahoma school enrollment increases after first full year of PandemicMon, 17 Jan 2022 14:23:10 CST
Oklahoma’s annual student count increased for the 2021-22 school year after plunging last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) data show 698,696 students enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade, up from 694,113 in 2020-21.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said that as enrollment builds, schools continue their laser focus on implementing Ready Together Oklahoma and other strategies to help students.
“For a vast majority of students, learning in the classroom with their peers is vital," she said. "Despite the omicron surge, schools are are committed to closing learning gaps, supporting mental health and accelerating academic growth."
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