Arizona public schools see major decline in enrollment, report says

The Arizona Department of Education released a report showing the decrease in enrollment is a statewide issue.

By Bailey Miller | Fox 10

Public school enrollment in Arizona is on a major decline compared to previous years with thousands of fewer students enrolling in 2021.

A big portion of the decrease is impacting kindergarten enrollment.

On Monday, the Glendale Elementary School District hosted a kindergarten readiness drive-thru event, hoping to increase their enrollment.

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“Our goal is just trying to get kids here and get families back at William C. Jack School,” said Denis Parcells, Principal of William C. Jack School.

They offered preschool families registration packets and kindergarten goodie bags, making sure the families know they’re there and ready for their kids to come to school.

“We are lower right now than we have been in the past and we are anticipating families coming back once they see how successful we are being,” Parcells said.

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