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Enrollment up in Forsyth County Schools

Forsyth County Schools enrollment numbers continued to grow throughout the year, ending at a number that seems to be on track for the district’s prediction to reach 50,000 students by the 2018-19 school year.

The district had 46,555 students enrolled in a public school by the end of school in May, according to a monthly attendance report approved Tuesday at the Board of Education’s June work session.

That growth, about 1,900 new students, was expected, said Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for the district.

Of the 21,980 students in elementary schools, the largest student body was at Sawnee Elementary School with 1,371. The smallest school was Midway Elementary, which had only 512 students.

Of the middle schools, DeSana Middle was the smallest population with 697 students, while Riverwatch Middle had the most students at 1,365 for a total middle school population of 11,184.

South Forsyth High School was the largest high school this year, with 3,127 students enrolled. The smallest brick-and-mortar school was Forsyth Central High School’s 2,269 students.

Forsyth County Schools has been the seventh-largest district in Georgia since 2015 but has seen the highest growth rate among the 12 biggest systems each year since at least 2006.

The district is expected to break 50,000 students by the 2018-19 school year.