Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has 141,300 students this year, up about 3,300 from last year, officials said Wednesday. Projections had called for only about 2,000 more.
Thats a good indication that our district is healthy, said Scott McCully, the administrator in charge of student placement.
School totals and breakdowns by race will be released next week, after principals have reviewed the official count taken Monday, McCully said. Poverty levels, which are based on eligibility for lunch subsidies, are calculated in October.
Wake County, the states largest district, had 149,529 as of the 10th day of school; a final day count was not available. CMS is second largest.