If you thought you’ve been seeing more school-age children on the streets of Evanston lately, there’s a reason, according to enrollment reports released today by the two school systems.
There were some 125 more students on the main campus of Evanston Township High School on Sept. 30 this year and 70 more students served at the Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools than there were on the same date a year ago.
Specifically, District 65 enrollment grew from 7,667 to 7,737, while District 202 increased from 2,961 to 3,086.
The ethic distribution among the two school systems is essentially similar. White students represent 43 percent of the student body at District 65, while they are 45 percent at the high school.
Black students are 25 percent of District 65 and 29 percent at the high school. Hispanics are 19 percent of the lower grades and 17 percent of the high school, and Asians are 5 percent in each system. The balance are multi-racial and equal 8 percent at District 65 and 4 percent at ETHS.
Male students outnumber female students by two percentage points in each system, 51 to 49 percent.
District 202 also reported that some 304 students were enrolled in non-public schools, compared with 267 students last year. Most of the 37 additional students were enrolled at either North Shore Country Day or Loyola Academy.