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Schools get latest count back

LAWRENCEVILLE - Since the beginning of the academic year, Gwinnett County Public Schools has added nearly 5,000 students.

The school district's post-Labor Day enrollment count was 159,805 - 842 students over its projection of 158,963, according to a news release.

"The good news is, as a (district), our planning continues to be very much on target," spokeswoman Sloan Roach said, adding that the final count was within 1 percent of the projection.

Tuesday's count reflected an increase of 4,913 students from the district's first count on Aug. 11. The latest enrollment figure is also higher than last year's post-Labor Day count of 157,638 students.

Roach said the district will look at each school's enrollment numbers and make adjustments to staffing and textbook allotments as needed. To see a chart of an enrollment summary by school, visit www.gwinnettdailypost.com.

At the high school level, Mill Creek continues to serve the most students. Its enrollment on Tuesday was 3,510. Collins Hill had 3,473 students, and Brookwood had 3,449.

With 2,355 students, Hull Middle's enrollment is the highest. Creekland Middle follows with 2,300, while Snellville Middle has 2,246.

Among elementary schools, Hopkins had the highest count - 1,835. Jackson Elementary had 1,714 students, while Riverside had 1,576 and Nesbit had 1,554.