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Wake school enrollment continues to grow

Posted September 3, 2008 5:33 p.m. EDT
Updated September 3, 2008 5:39 p.m. EDT

Wake County Public School System

— Wake County public schools have enrolled an additional 5,207 students since the traditional-calendar school year began Aug. 25, the district announced Wednesday.

According to district officials, 131,621 students attended on the first day of school. By the seventh day, that number was up to 136,828.

Officials said they expect to add even more students by the 20th day of class, when the official enrollment is tallied. Projections call for the district's enrollment to reach 139,247 by then.