Russell County Schools enrollment up as new school year begins

Russell County Schools has recorded an increase in enrollment as the new school year begins today.

According to numbers provided by the school district, enrollment in the district is up 90 students from the end of last year.

Each school has had increases in enrollment with the exception of Russell County Middle School, which saw one of its largest eighth grade classes in recent years graduate last May.

Russell County High School had the largest increase at 65 students, with Salem Elementary in second at +20, Jamestown Elementary at +14 and Russell Springs Elementary at +7.

Russell County High School’s enrollment sits at 858 students and Russell County Middle School is at 676.

Russell Springs Elementary remains the district’s largest elementary school at 604 students, followed by Jamestown at 438 and Salem Elementary at 364.

The district’s enrollment at the start of the school year comes in at 2,940 students.

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