The Wake County school system had 147,539 students in class on Tuesday, which school officials say shows the district is on pace to meet or exceed its projected enrollment for this year.
Tuesday's enrollment was 5,161 more students than the 142,378 kids who were in class on day two in the 2011-12 school year. Last year, Wake went on to add 4,309 more students by day 20, which is used to record the official enrollment for the school year.
School officials expect that Wake will exceed its projected enrollment of 150,418 students this school year. If Wake matches last year's growth between day 2 and day 20, Wake could grow by more than 5,000 student this year.
The crowd of people registering at Central Office in Cary has gotten even larger this week.