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Student enrollment increasing in Long County
Long school enrollment
Students in Long County started the 2019-2020 school year on Aug. 2. School officials say enrollment continues to increase. - photo by Denise Etheridge

Student enrollment at Long County public schools continues to climb, according to a news release from Long County School Superintendent David Edwards. 

“The district, as a whole, saw 3,848 students report to class,” Edwards said.  Smiley Elementary has 993 students, McClelland Elementary tallied 866 children enrolled, Long County Middle School has 940 students, and Long County High School totaled 1,049 pupils, according to the superintendent.  Edwards added that an additional 142 students are listed as enrolled but had not reported as of Friday.  

“We are experiencing a high volume of parent drop-off and parent pick-up traffic at both of the elementary schools,” he said.  “We appreciate your [parents’] patience as we continue to work to have a safe and efficient process for dropping off and picking up students.”

Edwards said he and the Long County Board of Education thank faculty, students, and parents for helping to ensure “an awesome” first week of school.  Students returned to the classroom for the 2019-2020 school year in Long County on Aug. 2.

“The excitement of a new year could be felt throughout the schools,” he said. 

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