Ector County ISD Sees Record Enrollment on Fourth Day of School

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Classrooms are getting crowded at Odessa schools.

The district's enrollment is breaking records.

After the fourth day of school, the district topped 29,000 students. It's the first time that's ever happened.

It's also 1,400 more students than last year.

Superintendent Hector Mendez says the growth is welcomed.

"We're excited. We've planned for it. It's obviously a sign the economy is robust in Ector County," Mendez said.

The last record set was in the 1997-98 school year where the district had more than 29,000 students enrolled.