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Gloucester’s enrollment at 4,923

Gloucester County Public Schools had 4,923 students enrolled as of Tuesday, 10 days into the 2021-2022 school year.

In comments made during Tuesday’s school board meeting at the T.C. Walker Education Center, school division superintendent Walter Clemons said 33 of those students are not funded through the state’s average daily membership formula, which would put the number of funded students at 4,890.

The school division based its current year budget on having 4,850 students and should see additional funds based on the recent numbers. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to see that (number) increase as we move forward,” Clemons said.

The numbers included 1,540 students at Gloucester High School, 627 at Peasley Middle School and 605 at Page Middle School. Among elementary schools, Botetourt had 529 students, Bethel had 457, Abingdon had 432, Achilles had 421 and Petsworth had 312.

When asked about the number of students taking classes virtually through Virtual Virginia, which was on...

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