As of Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Gavin Smith bites into a slice of water mellon during lunch period at Level Creek Elementary School in Suwanee. Smith is a second-grade student.
SUWANEE -- The number of students tallied in Gwinnett County Public Schools has caught up to projections -- and then some.
On Monday, Gwinnett County Public Schools staff held a second official enrollment count, numbering 162,741 students. That's 106 more pupils than the projected post-Labor Day forecast.
District Spokesperson Sloan Roach said the number has grown by 3,984 since the second day of school last week.
Over the past five years, the district's enrollment has grown on average by about 5,000 students from the second day of school tally until the final count on Sept. 4, Roach said.
Historically, enrollment continues to climb during the year with the post-Labor Day count more accurately reflecting school enrollment.
The remaining enrollment counts will take place on Aug. 27 and Sept. 4.