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July 10, 2014

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Education:

Student enrollment surpasses 313,000, CCSD reports

As expected, the Clark County School District has a record enrollment of more than 313,000 students this year.

The School District started the year with 301,000 students. But, over the course of the first nine days of school, Las Vegas-area parents registered more than 12,000 additional students in the district’s schools.

On Friday, the School District crossed the 313,000 threshold for the first time in its 57-year history.

Since 2000, the School District has grown by about 82,000 students to become the nation's fifth-largest school system.

The official 2013-'14 enrollment figure will be released after "Count Day" on Sept. 20. That's when Nevada's 17 school districts report their student enrollment figures to the state education department.

The School District will receive state per-pupil funding based on that official enrollment figure.

The unofficial enrollment milestone comes less than a week after the School Board discussed several options to alleviate student crowding in its elementary schools, which are 14 percent over capacity.

The School District is considering districtwide rezoning and year-round school schedules to ease student crowding.

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