As of last Friday, the second day of classes, the total enrollment was 4,261. On the second day of school a year ago, enrollment was 4,210.
Leading the increase is Gaylesville School, which counted 468 students on Friday compared to 425 on the second day of the last school year. The increase of 43 students represents a jump of 10 percent.
Cherokee County High School also noted a sizeable increase of 32 students with 489 this fall compared t0 457 on the comparable date a year ago
Spring Garden also has experienced growth in the past year, increasing by 24 students with 638 compared to 614 a year ago.
Sand Rock stayed about the same, dropping two among its total. This year, there were 959 on the second day of school; last year there were 961.
Centre Elementary's enrollment dropped seven from 743 in 2003 to 736 this year. Cedar Bluff declined 14 from 607 in 2003 to 593 this year. Centre Middle School's enrollment is down 25, from 403 last year to 378 this year.
Davis said Centre Elementary now has nine kindergarten classes and might grow to an unprecedented 10. Cedar Bluff also returned to three kindergarten classes after dropping to two in 2003