(Orange, Texas)

Our Schools

September 16, 2013

WO-C enrollment increase breaks trend

ORANGE — West Orange–Cove CISD is pleased to see an increase in enrollment this year, breaking a long-standing trend of declining enrollment.

First day enrollment figures for WO-C CISD show an increase of 59 students, up three percent from 2235 students on the first day of the 2012-2013 school year to 2294 students on the first day, this school year.

“This is a historic day because we have stopped the downward spiral of enrollment in this district, an overall trend that has continued for the past 12 years,” James Colbert, Superintendent said.

Through the tenth day of classes, the trend is holding, with enrollment still increasing.

Since the first day of classes on August 26, all WO-C CISD campus enrollment numbers have increased. North Early Learning Center has gained two students. West Orange–Stark Middle School has gained 20; and West Orange–Stark Elementary and High School campuses have each gained 41 students, respectively.

The overall growth in enrollment since the first day of classes is 104 students, a four percent increase.

Enrollment is a byproduct of many elements, Colbert said.

Some of the attributes that can impact school district enrollment are the economy, property values, job opportunities, academic performance, quality of facilities, and service, among others.

West Orange-Cove CISD enrollment growth may have been impacted by facility upgrades, extra-curricular success, advancement in academic service and structure, leadership changes, and other transformative events.

 “It is my hope that our enrollment will continue to increase; and, as it does, that the community will also experience growth through new businesses, more residents, and increased property values,” Colbert said.

Text Only
Our Schools
  • BCISD to hold community meeting Thursday

    The Bridge City Independent School District wants to hear from its citizens at a special meeting this Thursday evening.

    July 30, 2014

  • Instructor recognized LSC-O instructor receives international recognition

    An instructor at LSC-O has receive international recognition for her work as an instructor in information technology.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • New Trustee Welcome to the Board

    Nathaniel Colbert, standing at left, was officially sworn in earlier this week as the newest member of the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Land speaks to Kiwanis Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program

    Rickey Land believes there’s no reason why every person shouldn’t know CPR.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • New Officers Announced VHS Interact Club installs new officers

    The Vidor High School Interact officers for the 2014-2015 school year are, from second at left to right: President Taylor Frazier, Vice President Tiffany Charleston, Secretary Madison Marino and Treasurer Mallory Gray. They are pictured with Rotary Assistant District Governor Bobby Simon of Nederland. Interact is a Rotary affiliate.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dance Team Triumphs LCJH drill team secures awards at Galveston contest

    The Little Cypress Junior High Golden Dazzler Dance Team attended American Dance/Drill Team camp in Galveston, Texas from June 24 to June 26.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • KVLU radio adds new programming

     Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU has announced the acquisition of two programs new to the station’s Saturday afternoon schedule.

    July 5, 2014

  • Laura Daleo Daleo, McNeil receive Catholic Daughters of America scholarships

    Two local high school students have been selected as recipients of an annual scholarship award from a local organization.

    June 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • LSC-O to resume ACE program

    Due to the demand for highly qualified teachers who have received face-to-face instruction by highly experienced master teachers, the Alternative Certification for Educators Program, the ACE program, at Lamar State College–Orange will restart in fall 2014 on a limited basis.

    June 20, 2014

  • Intrigued by Robotics.JPG Intrigued by robotics, student heads to Austin

    Marissa Gray, student at Community Christian School and a FIRST Robotics FRC 5287 team member was accepted to First Bytes at UT in Austin.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide