Oswego School District 308 enrollment shows slight increase

Just less than 17,000 students are enrolled for classes in district schools for start of 2021-22 school year

After dropping by more than 1,000 students last year, Oswego School District 308′s enrollment is on the rise.

On Sept. 1, the district’s enrollment stood at 16,978, 164 more students than the 16,814 students enrolled in the district as of Sept. 1, 2020, according to enrollment data provided by the district.

The data shows that of the district’s 16,978 students, 363 are enrolled in the district’s Early Childhood program, 6,807 are in elementary districts, 3,973 are in junior high and 5,835 are in district high schools.

The district’s current enrollment is 866 fewer students than the 17,844 student reported as enrolled in district schools as of Sept. 1, 2019.

According to information posted to the district’s website in April 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, the district had an enrollment of more than 18,000 students, enough to make it the seventh largest school district in Illinois.

The district serves a 68.8-square-mile area, taking in portions of Kendall, Kane and Will counties and serving all of the village of Oswego along with sections of Montgomery, Aurora, Joliet, Plainfield and Yorkville.

The district operates 13 elementary schools, five junior high schools, two high schools, one alternative school, one therapeutic day school, one Early Childhood center and one transition center.

• Reporter Shea Lazansky contributed to this story.

John Etheredge

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and KendallCountyNow.com, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.