DeSoto Co. schools continue to grow

By The Associated Press

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — DeSoto County Schools, the state’s largest public system, has grown by 395 students since last year. That’s according to figures released Monday.

Supt. Milton Kuykendall told school board members that 2011-12 enrollment stands at 32,311, up from 31,916 last year.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/uzyCES ) 22 schools showed a growth of at least one student, including Southaven Middle, which topped the list with 85 new students. Southaven High had 67 more students. Other areas showing a positive growth trend were Hernando and Lewisburg.

Board members were also presented with figures from 1991-92, when enrollment in DeSoto schools was 13,946. Monday’s announcement marked a 131 percent increase.