Latest San Marcos CISD figures show number of students attending in-person classes steadily increasing

Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board Feb. 22. (Screenshot courtesy SMCISD)
Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board Feb. 22. (Screenshot courtesy SMCISD)

Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board Feb. 22. (Screenshot courtesy SMCISD)

The latest figures for students attending school in person throughout San Marcos CISD show a stark increase from the end of January to the middle of February.

During the district's Feb. 22 meeting, Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board.


The attendance figures begin Jan. 25 and end Feb. 11, and Cardona said this is because no in-person tallies were taken the week of Feb. 15 due to the severe winter storm that canceled all classes for the week.

The total number of in-person students throughout the district's campuses went from 3,523 on Jan. 25 to 4,712 on Feb. 11—a 33.75% increase.

"Roughly about 59% of our kids were in the buildings," Cardona said of the most recent data.

Of note, San Marcos High School had 483 students attend classes in person, and by Feb. 11, that number jumped to 1,451, which amounts to an approximately 200% increase.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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