Wake enrollment grows but slows

FROM STAFF REPORTSSeptember 30, 2009 

— Wake County school officials announced Tuesday that the school system's official enrollment grew by 1,893 students from last year's total. School officials say the enrollment on the 20th day of classes was 139,599 students, compared with 137,706 students at that same time last year. The 20th-day figures are reported to the state for funding purposes.

Wake remains the largest school district in the state and the 18th largest in the United States. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, the second-largest in North Carolina, reported 133,664 students, down almost 400 from last year. Wake saw its smallest net growth since 1990-91.

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