Local school enrollment numbers up

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Enrollment numbers are up for Brunswick County Schools.

After the first four days of classes last month, attendance totaled 11,750 students, 88 more students than the same time last year.

Brunswick County Academy’s enrollment after four days was the largest increase in attendance for an individual school. At 153 students, the number is 61 students higher than this time last year.

Brunswick County Schools Public Information Officer Robert Turner said this increase is partly due to the addition of the 8th Grade Transition Academy, which counts toward BCA’s total


Early College High School saw an increase of 56 students compared to last year’s numbers, but this increase was due to another class of students entering the school.

Virginia Williamson Elementary School increased its enrollment by 46 students. A large number of these students requested to be transferred into Virginia Williamson from Supply after Supply failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals for two consecutive years.

All students enrolled in schools that did not meet AYP goals for two consecutive years in a row are given the option to attend a “choice school,” a school that met AYP goals.

Seventy students transferred from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School to Union Elementary, and 20 transferred from Bolivia Elementary to Southport Elementary.

Turner said these numbers include transfers from this year and last. Students are allowed to stay at a choice school after the first year, Turner said.