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Education Department Reports Enrollment Spike

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of students enrolling in public schools in Oklahoma has increased by more than 8,000 students this year.

The Oklahoma Department of Education reported Friday the number of students in kindergarten through grade 12 increased by 8,388 students from last year.

The department reports the total number of students has increased by more than 27,000 since 2009.

The agency reports the three largest school districts in the state are Oklahoma City Public Schools with 45,717 students, Tulsa with 41,115, and Edmond with 23,020.

Rounding out the top 10 largest districts in the state are Moore, Putnam City, Broken Arrow, Norman, Tulsa Union, Lawton and Midwest City-Del City.