Johnson County public school districts see enrollment rebound but still fall short of projections

Three Johnson County school districts are seeing increases in enrollment after significant drops in student head count last year due to COVID-19. But both Shawnee Mission and USD 232 say they still aren't meeting enrollment projections, which could ultimately impact state funding. Above, students at Shawnee Mission South listen to an economy lecture.

The Shawnee Mission and USD 232 De Soto school districts are seeing slight student enrollment increases this fall compared to last year — but both districts still are not meeting projections.

The districts took student headcounts on Sept. 20, the state-mandated date to take schools’ official enrollment tallies.