By: Charlene Cristobal
August 4, 2014
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Backpacks, books and busses...it's that time of year again, the first day of school. Monday was the first day for schools in Thomas County and Principal of Thomasville High School says, so far, things are going great!
"The first day has been wonderful," he said. "This is probably the best opening we've had in my nine years as principal. We have more students than we've ever had, and they all seem excited to be here."
And Thomasville High School isn't the only one seeing an increase in enrollment. According to Thomas County Schools Superintendent Dusty Kornegay, all the schools - as a whole - have been experiencing some high enrollment numbers.
"We had an enrollment of about 5,500 at the end of the school year, last year," he said. "We are anticipating growth between 100 and 150 students, just based on some very preliminary numbers. We have been enrolling students all morning long. It seems that we've had a number of people move in from out of the state and outside the area."
Trista Jones was the Assistant Principal last year, but Monday morning, she was welcomed back to Thomas County Central High School as their principal.
"The first day has been really excited," she said. "It's my first day as principal, and I've been here for a really long time, but it's the first time I've been in this position. It's going very smoothly. The kids have come and done exactly what they were supposed to do. Everybody's got a place to be, and it's just been an awesome day.
Officials say that the final enrollment numbers won't be released until the end of this week.