Posted: Friday, August 8th 2014 at 3:04pm
Hall Co. Schools see more than 60 new students on opening day
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Schools have released some raw numbers on first day attendance for the 2014-15 school year, and those figures show 62 more students were in class for the first day of school this year compared to the first day last year.
Executive Director of Technology for Hall County Schools, Dr. Aaron Turpin, said based on historical data, there are greater enrollment gains when school starts on a Friday, which is the case this year. Last year, school started on a Monday. Therefore, he expects to see more students in desks next week.
The system did not issue a breakdown yet on where the additional students enrolled.
Turpin released the following raw data on school enrollment for the last three years.
Total Day 1 FY 2015: 25,673
Total Day 1 FY 2014: 25,611
Total Day 1 FY 2013: 24,838
Last year day 1 to day 2 the system was +495 (+183 Elementary, +105 Middle, +207 High School).
Last year day 1 to day 3 the system was +681 (+252 Elementary, + 134 Middle, + 295 High School).
Hall County Schools started on a Friday, August 10th two years ago.
2 years ago day 1 to day 2 the system +864 (+322 Elementary, +159 Middle, +383 High).
2 years ago day 1 to day 3 the system +1147(+398 Elementary, +203 Middle, +546 High).
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