More than 20,000 students attended classes on the first day of school in the city of St. Louis Monday.
Based on preliminary data, the district reports 20,055 students on the first day, down just over 200 from last year.
But Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says the district was still enrolling students at several schools Monday and will most likely continue to do so over the next few days.
Monday’s attendance figures do not include more than 2,000 preschool children. The first day of classes for SLPS students in preschool will be Monday, August 19.