There are nearly 13,000 more students in Nevada's public school system this year than in 2012.
According to the Department of Education, statewide enrollment totals 452,220.
That's the official count taken on Sept. 20 and represents a 3% increase, the largest since 2006.
Clark County by far has the most pupils in kindergarten through 12th grade, with enrollment at 314,956.
Washoe County recorded 62,967 students.
About 16,000 students attend charter schools.
State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga says statewide enrollment has grown every year since 2003, with one exception. In 2009, at the height of the recession, enrollment fell by 770 students. "To put the new enrollment figures in the context of student learning, children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of reading from books. Therefore, Nevada's students could collectively learn well over 2 billion new words during the 2013-2014 school year. We should all do our part to help these record numbers of students achieve record levels of success."
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