Hamilton County schools continue to gain students

photo Gail Chuy

WHO LOST AND GAINED THE MOST

Up+169 -- East Side Elementary School+107 -- Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence+108 -- Orchard Knob Elementary School+90 -- Hixson High School+77 -- Brainerd High SchoolDown-146 -- East Hamilton Middle School-86 -- Red Bank High School-74 -- Signal Mountain High School-70 -- Wallace A. Smith Elementary School-60 -- Soddy-Daisy High SchoolSource: Hamilton County Schools

Hamilton County Schools saw another year of big gains in student enrollment.

Enrollment numbers released Tuesday show a countywide enrollment of 40,355 on Monday's first day of school, a gain of 890 students over 2011's first day.

Hamilton County's enrollment counts tend to increase over the first month of classes as students trickle into school.