The Cherokee County School District continues to exceed predictions when it comes to student enrollment.
Last Friday, August 15, which was the district's 10th day of the 2014-15 school year, a total of 40,394 students reported to class. That's an increase of 844 students from the 10th day enrollment for the 2013-14 school year, the district said in a press release on Friday.
With the additional enrollment of 934 students since the first day of school, Cherokee has exceeded its projected peak enrollment of 40,200 by 194 students.
"The superintendent and his staff continue to closely monitor this growth to determine where staffing adjustments may be needed in the coming days and weeks, as well as to begin developing plans for potential new school construction," the school district said in a press release.
During the Cherokee County School Board's meeting on Thursday, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Brian Hightower said the growth can be attributed to higher than anticipated transfer students from the Cherokee Charter Academy, which total 297 students across all grades, and a recovering economy.