Both the Logan County and Russellville school districts are off to good starts so far this year and enrollments are looking up for the county.
As of Friday, Logan County has a total enrollment of 3,474 - which is up 38 students from the end of last school year and up 60 students from the same time a year ago.
“We’re glad that it has the potential to being up this year overall,” said superintendent Marshal Kemp. “That’s a good thing for us.”
Auburn continues to be the district largest elementary school with an enrollment of 699 - more than double that of the smallest school. Adairville has an enrollment of 315. The other schools enrollments are Lewisburg with 518, Chandlers with 453 and Olmstead with 375.
Logan County High School has an overall student population of 1,114.
Russellville city schools started just last week, but so far its enrollment figures are also positive.
“Our enrollment will fluctuation the first couple of weeks,” said Russellville superintendent Leon Smith. “But we’re about where were this time last year. We’re really confident our number of students will be right around where it was last year.”
Smith said that his district’s first week of school went very smoothly.
“We’ve been really pleased with the transition of moving the sixth grade to the middle school wing of the high school,” Smith said. “There were some adjustments that we had to make, but those were anticipated and everything has been good so far.”
The only problems with getting started back to school that either district has had to face so far was routine transportation issues.
“There may have been two children from the same family that didn’t get on to the right bus, but other than that, I don’t think we had any issues,” Kemp said.
As with the start of most school years, the Russellville district experienced the same kind of issues, but had no real problems.
“On our first day, we had our typical problems of students getting them on the wrong buses, but we made sure everyone made it home safe by 5 p.m. and by day two, we had everything worked out and running smooth,” Smith said.