2019 School Assignment Plan from WCPSS

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Information from WCPSS Website

Draft 1 of the 2019-20 Student Enrollment Proposal was released on Aug. 21. This is the beginning of a community discussion about the best ways to fill new schools opening in 2019 and to make the best use of existing school facilities. WCPSS is committed to ensuring that every child in Wake County attends an excellent school, no matter where they live.

Click on the links below to see proposed school assignments

Parkside ES

Elementary School Map

East Cary Middle

Middle School Map

Green Level HS

High School Map

Additional Resources from WCPSS Website

View WCPSS Enrollment Proposal

Use the address look-up tool to view your base and application schools as proposed in Draft 1

Visit the online parent forum to share your feedback and ask questions

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Information about the upcoming student enrollment plan from WCPSS email to parents dated Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

We live in one the fastest growing communities in the nation. In order to accommodate population growth, relieve school overcrowding, and fill under-utilized schools, we build and fill new schools every year.

Next year (school year 2019-2020), we will open two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. To prepare for these new schools, and to help balance overcrowding in our current schools, we will start the process of discussing proposed student assignment changes on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

To be clear: only a small percentage of students will be proposed to attend a different school in 2019-20. In the last few years, only about 2% of students received a new assignment.

But we wanted to share basic information about the enrollment plan process with you and every family in the district, because we know many families are new to our community and unfamiliar with the details of such rapid enrollment growth.

Will your family be affected by the new plan?

The first draft of the Student Enrollment Proposal will be presented publicly the afternoon of Aug. 21 at the school board work session. You can watch the work session live on ourYouTube channel.

We will send an email on Aug. 21 to every family attending a school that is affected by the proposal.

Not everyone who receives the email will be proposed to be reassigned. Rather, the email will contain a link to an online address look-up where you can find out if your child is proposed to attend a new school in 2019-20. We’ll also post this link on our website.

We know that while these changes are necessary for our community to function well, they can also create anxiety for families. Please know that our student assignment process is collaborative. If you are affected by the proposal, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for feedback. Based on your feedback, the proposal will be revised twice before it is finalized in November.

Why do we re-assign students?

The main driver behind reassignments is the opening of new schools. The vast majority of students impacted by any student enrollment plan are assigned to attend a brand new school.

We plan new schools at least seven years in advance in anticipation of continued growth.

We consider four factors when determining who should be reassigned: student achievement, proximity, stability and operational efficiency.

While most reassignments are related to the opening of new schools, some reassignments could be proposed to address over-crowding, under-utilized schools or calendar misalignment (i.e. year-round elementary school feeding to traditional calendar middle school.)

What schools are opening in 2019-20?

Southeast Raleigh Elementary*
1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh
Some students from the following schools may be assigned to a different school to relieve crowding in nearby schools and fill the new school:

  • Harris Creek Elementary
  • Rogers Lane Elementary

*The assignment area for this school, which is being built and will be operated in collaboration with the YMCA, was established last year.

Parkside Elementary
100 Little Drive, Morrisville
Some students from the following schools may be assigned to a different school to relieve crowding in nearby schools and fill the new school:

  • Alston Ridge Elementary
  • Carpenter Elementary
  • Cedar Fork Elementary
  • Mills Park Elementary
  • Morrisville Elementary

Alston Ridge Middle
120 Winding Pine Trail, Cary
Some students from the following schools may be assigned to a different school to relieve crowding in nearby schools and fill the new school:

  • East Cary Middle
  • Davis Drive Middle
  • Mills Park Middle
  • Reedy Creek Middle
  • West Cary Middle

Green Level High
7612 Roberts Road, Cary
Some students from the following schools may be assigned to a different school to relieve crowding in nearby schools and fill the new school:

  • Apex High
  • Cary High
  • Green Hope High
  • Panther Creek High

If I am proposed to have a new assignment in Draft 1, how can I learn more and provide feedback?

The email sent next Tuesday will include a link to a website with information about the proposed changes and will direct you to our online forum. There you can share your feedback and ask clarifying questions.

Your input will be used by staff members to make revisions that will be reflected in Draft 2 of the proposal.

Here is the full proposed timeline:

  • Aug. 21 - Draft 1 presented to the Board/Public
  • August/September - Staff will present Draft 1 at Board Advisory Council meetings
  • Sept. 18 - Draft 2 presented to the Board/Public
  • Week of Sept. 24-28 - Staff will host public information sessions
  • Oct. 16 - Draft 3 presented to the Board/Public
  • Oct. 30 - Public Hearing at 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary
  • Nov. 20 - Board vote for final approval