City schools see increased enrollment
by Staff Report
Aug 19, 2011 | 2619 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville City Schools reports an increase in enrollment of 66 students over last school year. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Cartersville City Schools reports an increase in enrollment of 66 students over last school year. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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Cartersville City Schools is reporting an increase in total enrollment of 66 students over the previous year — the first time in history the city schools have begun the year with a kindergarten through 12 population of more than 4,000 students.

The day 10 enrollment count on Monday, Aug. 16, was 4,048 students, which is a 1.7 percent increase over the 2010-2011 count.

Most of the increase is split between Cartersville Middle School with 40 additional students and Cartersville Elementary School with 34 more students. Only Cartersville Primary shows a slight decline of 11 students.

“With the increased enrollment, there is some impact in the classroom, mainly in little flexibility in moving students around,” Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse said. “Fortunately, the quality of our teaching and support staff in the schools is such that we are able to continue to offer what we consider as a great educational environment and program for all of our students.”

Cartersville City is not planning on having to hire any additional teaching staff at this time, having planned appropriately for the student population

The system is expecting numbers to continue to fluctuate over the next several days as is usually the case at the beginning of school. Day 10 numbers, however, are generally stable and little net change is expected in coming days.

From available records, the system has increased enrollment in 15 of the last 18 years, including the last three years. An additional 130-plus students are expected to start pre-K on Aug. 29.