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Arlington student enrollment likely to be on par with last year

'We have many students still registering and enrolling,' superintendent says

It appears that, once the dust settles, 2023-24 enrollment for Arlington’s public-school system will be roughly on par with that of the preceding academic year.

County school officials announced a first-day-of-school enrollment of 27,407 – 26,554 in kindergarten through 12th grade and 853 in pre-kindergarten – which represents a slight (117 students) shortfall compared to last year’s official student-body count submitted to state education officials.

“We’re getting closer – we have many students still registering and enrolling,” Superintendent Francisco Durán told School Board members on Sept. 7.

The official annual count is based on students in class as of Sept. 30 each year. Typically, enrollment figures rise from the start of school (Aug. 28 this year) to Sept. 30, so it’s likely the year-over-year differential will be minimal.