District One enrollment up slightly from 2008-09 school year

Published 1:54 pm Friday, September 4, 2009

Spartanburg County District One Schools has a few more students in classrooms than it did at this time last year.

The district&squo;s 10 schools had a total enrollment of 5,136 after the first 10 days of school, according to Assistant Supt. Ron Garner.

At the same time last year the district had 5,102 students.

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The increase is below the increase seen last year, but still in line with the district&squo;s projections, says Garner. Last year enrollment was up about 100 students compared to the 2007-2008 school year.

&dquo;We are right on target with our projections,&dquo; says Garner. &dquo;We may grow a little more in the coming days, but we think this number is representative of where we will operate for the 2009-2010 school year.&dquo;

Chapman High School remains the largest school in the district with an enrollment of 979, followed by Campobello Gramling at 701, Inman Elementary at 532, Landrum High School at 527 and O.P. Earle Elementary at 518.

Landrum High has about 23 more students than the same time last year, while the enrollment is up about five at O.P. Earle.

The other schools in the district had a 10-day enrollment for this year of 455 at Mabry Middle, 436 at Holly Springs Motlow, 388 at New Prospect, 337 at Inman Intermediate and 263 at Landrum Middle.

Landrum Middle, the smallest school in the district, is now in its fourth year with sixth through eighth grades. The school had 300 students in 2007 and 266 in 2008.

&dquo;We really have no changes that are that far from the norm. It just varies from year to year as larger or smaller classes move through,&dquo; says Garner. &dquo;A large kindergarten class can up the numbers one year while a smaller class can bring the totals down.&uot;