Enrollment in Fulton County schools is rising. The school system counted 93,818 students, its largest enrollment ever, a month after the start of school, the district announced.

Enrollment in grades kindergarten through 12 was up 1,300 students over last year, based on Sept. 10 counts, the district said. Last year, enrollment grew by 829 students, according to the district.

Most Sandy Springs schools exceeded their anticipated enrollment this year, the district said. Only three Sandy Springs schools – Heards Ferry and Spalding Drive elementary schools and Sandy Springs Middle School – enrolled fewer students than the district had projected.

The school district reported that Sandy Springs elementary schools grew since more new kindergartners enrolled than expected. The district said 75 more high school students enrolled in Sandy Springs than had been expected and, in a press release, said the change likely was due to families withdrawing their children from private schools and returning them to public schools.

“We’re still growing in Fulton and I think that’s a good sign,” Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said.

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