Enrollment at Oconee County Schools Shows Slight Growth
Actual first day figures weren't quite as high as projected, a school official says.
On the very first day of the 2012-13 school year there were 6,461 students present at Oconee County Schools (K-12), which is eight more students on the books than when school wrapped up last May, according to Randy Morrison, assistant superintendent for financial operations.
Officials had projected enrollment to be at 6,535, but Morrison explained Wednesday the numbers will continue to creep up between now and Labor Day. Historically after the holiday enrollment steadies until Christmas, when officials see a drop off at the high school level as a percentage of students graduate early, he said.
While this school year's enrollment hasn't reached the projected level, there were some enrollment spikes at a couple of schools that officials weren't expecting, Morrison said. He pointed to increases at Oconee County Primary School and Malcom Bridge Middle School.
The 2011-12 school year started with 6,363 students, about 100 less than reported to school Wednesday.
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