Sunday, January 29, 2023
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | The Office of Catholic Schools has released the latest data on school enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, and it’s all good news.
“Total enrollment, including independent schools, is at 33,577, our highest enrollment in over five years,” said Jim Rigg, archdiocesan superintendent for Catholic schools.
The following figures are for elementary and high schools operated by the Archdiocese of Miami. Those include eight high schools and 48 elementary schools, a K-12 school in Key West, and a special needs school in Miami Gardens. The numbers do not include five independent Catholic schools operated by religious communities such as the Jesuits, Marists and Marianists, or the ADOM Virtual School.
- Elementary enrollment is up 4.6%, or 859 students
- Secondary enrollment is up 2.2%, or 197 students
- Total enrollment is up 3.8%, or 1,056 students
- PreK and first grade enrollment is up more than 10%
- Enrollment is increasing and/or the school is at capacity in 45 out of the 58 operated schools operated by the archdiocese.
- Six of eight high schools are full, and enrollment is growing at the remaining two.
Rigg noted that the PreK and first grade enrollment figures are “extremely encouraging as these families will hopefully be with us for years to come.”