School enrollment numbers in Texas County.

First-day school enrollment increased in four of the county’s seven school districts last week, a survey shows.

Students at county schools — 4,094 — returned to classrooms Wednesday and Thursday last week. The biggest jumps in head counts over the first day in 2013 occurred at Houston, which was up 29 from the first day in 2013 and Licking, which jumped 32.

Plato School District had 11 more students from the start of school last year. Summersville showed 17 more. Raymondville was nearly unchanged.

The exceptions were at Success — down 12; and Cabool, a decrease of eight.

Attendance was up 2.65 percent at Houston Schools as classes began last Thursday for the 2014-’15 school year.

Superintendent Scott Dill said 1,096 students were enrolled opening day in the district.

Here is the breakdown:

Early childhood, 31; elementary, 457; middle school, 231; and high school: 337.

Districts and their superintendents keep close track of enrollment totals because it directly affects state funding and other budget-related issues.

District   2013  2014
 Cabool  761  753
 Houston  1,067  1,096
 Licking  898  930
 Plato  632  643
 Raymondville  158  157
 Success  107  95
 Summersville  403  420
 Totals  4,026  4,094

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