Cy-Fair ISD’s secondary in-person enrollment increases slightly in new semester

A Cypress Woods High School student receives a Chromebook in December. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
A Cypress Woods High School student receives a Chromebook in December. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

A Cypress Woods High School student receives a Chromebook in December. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

As more Cy-Fair ISD students move from the district’s remote learning program to traditional in-person instruction, the district has reported an additional 2,163 middle and high school students will be on campuses in the third grading period.

The third grading period for secondary students kicked off Jan. 4 and runs through March 12, while the third grading period for elementary students is Feb. 1-April 9. The selection window for students in pre-K to fifth grade is Jan. 11-17.

According to district data, about 40% of high school enrollment and 38% of middle school enrollment are in CFISD’s virtual learning program for the third grading period. This is a slight decline from the second grading period—from 42% of high school students and 41% of middle school students.

Officials continue efforts to make CFISD a 1-1 district, equipping all students with a Chromebook regardless of need. By just before the winter break, all high schools had received student devices, and officials said all CFISD Connect students who requested a device had received one.

“These devices will enable teachers to transform learning anytime, anywhere, allowing students to reach their full potential for college and career readiness,” said Katie Gentry, director of the 1-1 program and inventory systems. “The spirit of CFISD was evident in this project as many departments stepped up and heeded the call to think outside the box to make this happen in an expedient manner for our high school students across the district.”

Meanwhile, 52% of elementary students and 46% of middle school students have been issued Chromebooks, officials said.

See a campus-level breakdown of CIFSD Connect and on-campus student enrollment below:
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.