West Ada School District enrollment roared past the 38,000 Monday as 1,368 more students showed up for the first day of class than last year.
The district’s first day enrollment was 38,560, up 3.6 percent from opening day in 2015. The district projected 750 students for this school year.
Initial enrollment figures are expected to drop over the next several days by about 200, said Eric Exline, district spokesman, as students settle into the school year.
Monday’s numbers put West Ada schools back in pre-recession enrollment mode when students growth for the 10 year period previous to 2009-2010 averaged 1,000 students a year.
Boise Schools open Wednesday.