KNOX COUNTY, Tenn — Numbers released from Knox County Schools show more than 18,000 students are currently enrolled for the district's virtual learning option for the fall semester.
The numbers cover every grade level at each KCS school.
While 18,024 students will take the online option, the majority will return to the school buildings in the fall.
This is roughly 30 percent of KCS students.
Of the 59,235 total students recorded at this time, 41,211 are enrolled for in-person classes.
Out of all elementary level students, nearly 8,000 students signed up for virtual classes. That's about 30 percent. More than 18,000 will take in-person classes.
When it comes to middle school-level students, just over a third, or 4,700 students enrolled in virtual learning. More than 9,000 will take in-person classes.
Around 5,400, or 28-percent, of all high school-level students, enrolled in virtual. 13,500 chose in-person learning.