OAK HILL - Students in Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, and Wyoming Counties are back in school.
Thursday, students filled the halls of Oak Hill High School. Principal Tim Payton said that just about 900 kids are enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year, which was just about the same as last year. Payton said that the first day of school is his favorite day of the year.
"The first day of school always goes well. It's actually my favorite day of the year. I love the first day of school, I always have with my kids and my kids here at Oak Hill High School, so it's going pretty smoothly so far."
He encouraged all O.H.H.S. students to take an active part in their education.
Students also returned to Collins Middle School in Oak Hill. Officials said more than 850 kids will be on the Jones Avenue campus this year. Principal Robert Keaton said the morning commute passed without any major problems, and that there's plenty to build on. He also said he looks forward to working with his new staff.
"We had some growth in our test scores last year in some areas, a little bit more than decline. And just try and build a strong team, we have a lot of new teachers a lot of new teachers a lot of new people that haven't been here before like myself, just sort of get some cohesion and get everyone on the same page."
School officials project that more than 6,900 students are enrolled in Fayette County Schools.