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Hillsborough: First Day Enrollment Up



The count is on. Hillsborough's student head count tallied more than 174,500 students in grades kindergarten through twelve. First-day attendance rose by almost 6,000 students over last year, likely helped by a later start date in August.

It's too early to know what the numbers mean. Hillsborough is projecting flat enrollment this year. Including nearly 4,000 charter school students counted Monday, the district still needs almost 13,000 additional students to arrive in the coming weeks to meet projections. Since first day attendance is always low, school officials believe Monday's count puts them on target.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]


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