Klein ISD has seen a drop in enrollment of about 1,600 students but expects to stabilize and return to projected growth trends in the next two years.

According to a Population and Survey Analysts presentation during the KISD board of trustees’ Dec. 14 meeting, the enrollment dip is seen in elementary grades, specifically pre-K and kindergarten. Robert Robertson, associate superintendent for facilities, said this trend is happening statewide

“We are seeing a decrease in enrollment just like every other district due to COVID-19,” Robertson said. “Like most districts, we are seeing fewer students in our younger grades, but we do expect an enrollment boost over the next two years, which will bring us back in line with previous estimates.”

The report indicated the district’s enrollment could grow to anywhere from 57,000-60,000 students over the next 10 years or remain steady. PASA also recommended adding additional capacity for elementary, intermediate and high schools.