Some 212 more students attended the first day at Jackson County Schools than last year. Enrollment numbers are up from 6,786 last year to 6,998 this year.
The largest growth was shown is schools on the west side and the high school enrollment was up by100 students.
“Our west community schools have seen a significant increase,” said Superintendent Dr. April Howard. “The east side enrollment has remained the same.”
The system will take official enrollment numbers on the 10th day of class and Howard thinks that number may come near to 7,400 students.