Pre-K, kindergarten enrollment in Austin ISD rises

Austin ISD added over 2,300 pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin ISD added over 2,300 pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Austin ISD added over 2,300 pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The number of registrations for pre-K and kindergarten in Austin ISD has risen from this time last year, according to an April 12 press release from the district.

AISD saw the largest decrease in enrollment among pre-K and kindergarten students during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the release. The district fell about 1,500 students short of its projected goal of roughly 11,000 pre-K and kindergarten students in the 2021-22 school year.



AISD reported that the district wide Early Learning Day event April 6 resulted in close to 900 elementary student registrations. Pre-K registrations increased nearly 200% since 2021, and kindergarten registrations rose about 120% in the same time period.

Overall, AISD’s pre-K and kindergarten programs added over 2,300 new students for the 2022-23 school year, according to the press release.

The five elementary schools with the largest number of registrations on Early Learning Day were Summit (41), Baldwin (31), Barrington (26), Padrón (27) and Pickle (25).

By Glorie Martinez

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Glorie joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Glorie covers education, business, city/county government, real estate developments and more. Prior to CI, she was an intern at KUT Public Media in Austin.