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WCPS Welcomes Back Thousands of Students
This is the image for the news article titled WCPS Welcomes Back Thousands of StudentsSchool is now in session for all Wayne County Public Schools students. On Monday, August 28, twenty-eight schools operating on the Traditional Academic Calendar kicked off their first day of classes.

“This is always one of the most exciting weeks of the school year,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “Outside the typical back to school issues, like slowdowns in the car rider line and a few bus delays, our schools reported a smooth transition for students. We were very pleased to see how well drop off and pick up went at Meadow Lane Elementary, where construction activity for the new school building caused all of the traffic patterns to be changed on the campus.”

Each year, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) closely monitors the first ten days of schools. The official August 29 enrollment numbers for the 2017/2018 school year reflect that the district’s headcount reached 17,648. This time last year, the district had an enrollment of 17,816 students. Over the next nine days of school of the Traditional Academic Calendar, the 2016/2017 enrollment grew to 18,547 students, a trend that is expected to occur again this year.

Students of the three schools which operate on the district’s Non-Traditional Calendar (Goldsboro High, Wayne Early/Middle College High School, and Wayne School of Engineering) returned August 7.

Below is a school by school comparison of the district’s enrollment from this time last year.

School

First Day Enrollment

Traditional Academic Calendar August 29, 2016

First Day Enrollment

Traditional Academic Calendar

August 28, 2017

Brogden Middle

459

485

Brogden Primary

804

824

Carver Elementary

510

533

Carver Heights Elementary

387

369

Charles B Aycock High

1266

1203

Dillard Middle

262

267

Eastern Wayne Elementary

675

648

Eastern Wayne High

1016

994

Eastern Wayne Middle

556

561

Edgewood Community Developmental School

117

119

Fremont STARS Elementary

246

238

Goldsboro High *

552

530

Grantham Elementary

464

463

Grantham Middle

420

370

Greenwood Middle

443

465

Meadow Lane Elementary

592

550

Mount Olive Middle

391

395

North Drive Elementary

554

515

Northeast Elementary

630

684

Northwest Elementary

713

764

Norwayne Middle

840

854

Rosewood Elementary

619

602

Rosewood High

536

474

Rosewood Middle

308

315

Southern Wayne High

1029

1016

Spring Creek Elementary

821

780

Spring Creek High

641

634

Spring Creek Middle

610

624

Tommy’s Road Elementary

632

630

Wayne Middle/High Academy

30

34

Wayne Early/Middle College High *

254

248

Wayne School of Engineering *

439

460

Totals:

17,816

17,648

* Schools operating on the Non-Traditional Academic Calendar

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