CALEXICO — Enrollment in the Calexico Unified School District topped the 8,000 mark for the first time in the district's history, district Superintendent Roberto Moreno announced Wednesday.
In a press release, Moreno verified enrollment as of Monday was 8,192 students, up almost 300 students from last year's peak of slightly more than 7,900.
"The growth this year is unprecedented," Moreno said.
"We have a record growth of 380 students. In the past, the most we had ever grown in a single year was 265 students," he said.
When asked if the district had enough teachers to handle the additional students, Moreno replied, "We were and are in good shape at the elementary level. We have not had to hire any additional teachers since school began and we have sufficient classrooms. The problem we did have was in not being able to serve everyone at their neighborhood school.