Enrollment in Hamilton County Schools continues to rise.
The school system released its first-day enrollment figrues, which show 40,355 students counted on Monday. That’s up 890 students from last year’s first-day count of 39,465 students.
Monday’s count showed growth at all school levels, with 20,070 students in elementary schools, 9,020 middle schoolers and 11,265 high school students.
Hamilton County enrollment numbers tend to trickle up throughout the first few weeks of school. Last year, 42,236 students were counted on the 20th day of school — a difference of more than 2,700 students.
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Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...