Johnston County Schools operating on the traditional calendar opened Monday for the 2016-2017 school year.
Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow pledged to visit all 42 schools on the opening day. While traveling between two campuses Monday afternoon, Dr. Renfrow said the first day had went well but some improvements will be made on Tuesday.
“We have had a few bumps in the road, a few buses late, some students without schedules. However, overall it has been a tremendous day. I appreciate the students, parents, staff and administration for making today goes as smoothly as it has. Our goal tomorrow is for it to go even smoother.”
Tracey Peedin Jones, Public Information Officer, said 271 buses were on the road Monday. A total of 8,074 stops were made and 23,740 miles were logged.
A total of 17,050 meals were also served to students.
34,029 students attended classes on the first day, up from 32,931 on the opening day last year, an increase of 1,098 students in grades K-12.
The largest enrollment is at Corinth Holders High where 1,735 students were in class on Monday, up from 1,710 last year. Cleveland High had 1,595 students attend classes Monday and Clayton High reported 1,575. West Johnston’s first day enrollment was 1,292. South Johnston had 1,168 students enrolled, Smithfield Selma High 1,131, North Johnston High 773, and Princeton High 935.