Enrollment rises in Corinth schools

Education stockThe Associated Press

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Enrollment has increased in the Corinth School District as the school year gets underway.

The Daily Corinthian reported (http://bit.ly/18yeE4E) that district-wide enrollment is up 5.6 percent from the same period a year ago, rising to 2,630 students from 2,490.

“It’s pretty much distributed over all three schools, which is what we expected to begin to see as these classes that have been in the elementary school begin to move up through the grades,” said Superintendent Lee Childress.

The system in recent years has showed rising enrollment, especially among younger children.

Kindergarten had a late surge of enrollment this year, prompting the district to order more classroom materials.

“We only had 180 registered up until about two weeks before school, then over that two- to three-week period, an additional 57,” said Childress.

The district now employs nine kindergarten teachers and is watching the numbers to see if a 10th will be needed as children continue to be enrolled after the school year has begun.