Lake Norman & Mooresville

CMS still growing, but at slower pace

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools added nearly 2,000 students in the 2010-2011 school year, district officials said.

The 20th-day (Sept. 27) enrollment count shows that there were 135,638 students in kindergarten through grade 12, an increase of 1,974 students over the 2009-2010 count at the same mark. The district also reported a pre-kindergarten enrollment of 3,169.

Combined, the district has 138,807 students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the 20th-day count.

"Although enrollment growth has slowed, CMS is still continuing to grow each year," said Scott McCully, executive director of student placement, which compiles the enrollment data. "We anticipated growing this year, but not quite this much. Our total K-12 enrollment is 687 students more than we projected during the summer."

The district counts students each month that school is in session. Enrollment fluctuates slightly during the year. The 20th-day count, along with a count taken on the 40th day, is used by local and state officials to calculate allotments of state funding and other resources. CMS generally uses the 20th-day count as the official enrollment figure for the year.

The count also includes demographic information about CMS. The 20th-day count also shows that 41 percent (55,801) of CMS students in kindergarten through grade 12 are African American, 33 percent (44,487) are white and 16 percent (22,221) are Hispanic. About five percent of the K-12 enrollment is Asian/Pacific Islander, 4 percent is multi-racial and less than 1 percent is American Indian.

Here is the ethnic breakdown in local schools. After the grade, the first number is American Indian students, followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders, African American, Hispanic, multi-racial, and white.

Hopewell High School

9th grade: 4; 14; 201; 50; 22; 166. 457 freshmen

10th: 6; 10; 237; 46; 16; 164. 479 sophomores

11th: 3; 7; 176; 31; 8; 131. 356 juniors

12th: 5; 12; 219; 36; 13; 255. 540 seniors

School totals: 18, 43, 833, 163, 59, 716. 1,832 students

W. A. Hough High School

9th grade: 3; 9; 55; 40; 16; 404. 527 freshmen

10th: 0; 14; 69; 38; 16; 375. 512 sophomores

11th: 3; 7; 35; 23; 8; 339. 415 juniors

Total: 6; 30; 159; 101; 40; 1,118. 1,454 students

North Mecklenburg High School

9th grade: 2; 20; 315; 76; 13; 103. 529 freshmen

10th: 1; 17; 230; 56; 9; 101. 414 sophomores

11th: 2; 14; 149; 33; 12; 91. 301 juniors

12th: 0; 17; 123; 27; 10; 305. 482 seniors

Total: 5, 68; 817; 192; 44; 600. 1,726 students

Alexander Middle School

6th grade: 0; 7; 101; 25; 8; 68. 209 students

7th: 1; 9; 91; 27; 8; 65. 201 students

8th: 1; 1; 102; 23; 11; 56. 194 students

Total: 2; 17; 294; 75; 27; 189. 604 students

Bailey Middle School

6th grade: 1; 8; 40; 32; 16; 359. 456 students

7th: 1 8; 46; 28; 13; 308. 404 students

8th: 0; 11; 68; 34; 17; 336. 466 students

Total: 2; 27; 154; 94; 46. 1,003 students

Bradley Middle School

6th grade: 0; 11; 119; 25; 23; 210. 388 students

7th: 1; 11; 121; 31; 20; 231. 415 students

8th: 1; 10; 133; 31; 12; 215. 402 students

Total: 2; 32; 373; 87; 55; 656. 1,205 students

Davidson IB Middle School

6th grade: 0; 3; 25; 6; 7; 51. 92 students

7th: 0; 5; 24; 4; 8; 47. 88 students

8th: 0; 7; 16; 5; 5; 45. 78 students

Total: 0; 15; 65; 15; 20; 143. 258 students

Blythe Elementary

KI: 0; 4; 33; 37; 6; 74. 154 students

1st grade: 0; 2; 30; 29; 16; 56. 133 students

2nd: 0; 6; 40; 36; 9; 58. 149 students

3rd: 1; 7; 46; 26; 11; 72. 163 students

4th: 0; 3; 46; 32; 10; 79. 170 students

5th: 0; 3; 41; 19; 11; 56. 130 students

1 25 236 179 63 395. 899 students

Cornelius Elementary

KI: 1; 4; 8; 15; 3; 85. 116 students

1st grade: 0; 1; 16; 13; 3; 82. 115 students

2nd: 0; 3; 13; 10; 4; 74. 104 students

3rd: 1; 0; 8; 11; 5; 89. 114 students

4th: 0; 3; 19; 15; 4; 83. 124 students

5th: 1; 7; 9; 13; 4; 94. 128 students

Total: 3; 18; 73; 77; 23; 507. 701 students

Davidson Elementary

KI: 0; 3; 6; 9; 2; 119. 139 students

1st grade: 0; 2; 8; 4; 6; 95. 115 students

2nd: 0; 6; 4; 12; 7; 111. 140 students

3rd: 1; 3; 6; 1;1 3; 101. 125 students

4th: 1; 2; 8; 5; 9; 150. 175 students

5th: 1; 3; 10; 5; 4; 123. 146 students

Total: 3; 19; 42; 46; 31; 699. 840 students

Huntersville Elementary

KI: 1; 4; 16; 24; 6; 90. 141 students

1st grade: 0; 2; 10; 12; 7; 103. 134 students

2nd: 3; 2; 12; 14; 3; 92. 126 students

3rd: 0; 3; 16; 14; 10; 89. 132 students

4th: 0; 0; 15; 10; 2; 109. 136 students

5th: 1; 1; 16; 6; 8; 74. 106 students

Total: 5; 12; 85; 80; 36; 557. 775 students

J V Washam Elementary

KI: 1; 5; 11; 13; 7; 138. 175 students

1st grade: 0; 8; 11; 12; 6; 127. 164 students

2nd: 0; 3; 14; 20; 14; 144. 195 students

3rd: 0; 7; 10; 8; 7; 134. 166 students

4th: 0; 3; 14; 7; 10; 138. 172 students

5th: 0; 5; 10; 11; 9; 99. 134 students

Total: 1; 31; 70; 71 53 780. 1,006 students

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