Berkeley County (W.VA.) Schools superintendent Manny P. Arvon was "very pleased" with how the first day of school went for the growing school district.
Arvon said school officials added seven buses in response to the district's projected growth of 600 to 800 students.
An exact number is not expected to be available for about two weeks.
He said 80 substitute teachers were hired.
The school district opened an addition at Mill Creek Intermediate School in southern Berkeley County and also opened an expanded Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Elementary school.
The flow of traffic at South Middle School in Martinsburg, W.Va., was the biggest concern for the first day, but Arvon said transportation officials had no problems to report.