, the City Schools of Decatur reported late Monday morning that enrollment was 3,584 students -- about 10 percent more than the previous school year.
As expected, enrollment growth was heaviest on the south side of town at and . Those schools are expected to have 39 or 40 more students, said Courtney Burnett, a CSD consultant.
Burnett said and expect 20-25 new students, the 56, about 70 and about 80.
for the Decatur schools system, especially in the lower grades.
To accommodate the growth, the school system is adding classrooms at Oakhurst Elementary and the 4/5 Academy. The system also plans to turn the Westchester building on Scott Boulevard, now used as central administrative offices, back into an elementary school.
The enrollment for the 2011-12 year was 3,254 students.
Here are some previous Patch stories about enrollment in CSD.