Columbia County schools have been in session for more than a week and school officials nearly hit the bullseye on guessing the number of students they would have this year.
The system ended the first week of school just 133 shy of its projected enrollment, said School Superintendent Tommy Price. The system had projected an enrollment of 18,553, but the actual number is 18,420.
"I was really worried the projections may be low, and it looks like it's pretty close to what I thought it would be," said School Superintendent Tommy Price, who had projected that the school system would grow by 230 students this year.
The greatest increases in student population (including special education students) were at Euchee Creek Elementary School, which added 25; Martinez Elementary School, which added 23; and Greenbrier Middle, which had 16 more than projected. Grovetown Middle had 50 less than projected.
Now, it is time for classes to start at Columbia County's two largest private schools: Augusta Christian and Augusta Preparatory Day School.
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