WCS Proposes Rezoning of Nearly 3,000 Students

Williamson County Schools (WCS) proposed a rezoning plan on Thursday at the school board’s work session that would affect 8% of the district’s nearly 40,000 students.

The proposal will create zone lines for the district’s three new schools: an elementary school in Brentwood and an elementary and a middle school in Thompson’s Station. Those schools will open for the 2018-19 school year.

WCS will hold community meetings in March and April, and the Board plans to vote on the new rezoning plan in May.

The meeting schedule is below:

  • March 28 – Independence High
  • April 4 – Franklin High
  • April 5 – Page High
  • April 6 – Ravenwood High

All meetings are from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

All in all, 2,953 students will be rezoned:

1,418 elementary, 891 middle and 644 high school students will be rezoned based on projected attendance in 2018-2019. Of current students, 914 in elementary and 528 in middle school will switch schools.

Nine of the 44 district schools are over capacity and six more are nearing. The number of students in the district is projected at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year to be 39,919 and is expected to increase by 4 to 5 percent each year. The rezoning plan looks at where houses are being built and makes tweaks to anticipate the best way to distribute that growth, and also to fill in the three new schools previously mentioned.

Clayton Arnold Road Elementary School zoning changes

The new school will take students previously zoned for Bethesda, Heritage, Oak View and Winstead Elementaries.

Additional zone changes to the area include:

-Allendale sends Wade’s Grove to Bethesda (232 current; 116 future students)

-Allendale sends Buckner Crossing to Chapman’s Retreat (41 current students)

-Chapman’s Retreat sends area east of I 65 to Bethesda (no students)

– Longview sends Campbell Station subdivision north of Campbell Station Pkwy, Shannon Glen subdivision, and Wilkes Lane to Heritage Elem (104 students)

-Oak View sends Henpeck Lane west of Durham Manor subdivision, which includes Oak Leaf and Oakwood, and the north side of Goose Creek Bypass, including Heritage Pointe, to Winstead (60 students)

-Oak View sends Dallas Downs subdivision to Winstead (55 students)

Clayton Arnold Road Middle School Rezoning

Elementary schools will feed into the new middle school zoning like this:

-All of Winstead, Heritage Elem & Longview attend Heritage Middle

– New Clayton Arnold Rd Elem attends New Clayton Arnold Rd Middle

– Oak View is split by I-65 to New Clayton Arnold Rd Middle & Page Middle

– Bethesda is split by I-65 to New Clayton Arnold Rd Middle & Spring Station Middle

– The rest of Bethesda, all of Allendale & Chapman’s Retreat attend Spring Station Middle

Summit, Independence and Page Rezoning

The three southern high schools will have their zoning tweaked.

The changes are:

-Independence sends the area west of I 65 and south of I 840 (excluding Canterbury) who attend New Clayton Arnold Road Middle to Summit High (162 current; 66 future students)

– Independence sends Henpeck Lane west of Durham Manor subdivision, which includes Oakwood and Oak Leaf, to Centennial (39 students)

-Page High sends the area west of I 65 and east of Lewisburg Pike, including Berry Farms Town Center, Ellington Park, Goose Creek Estates, Redwing, and Stream Valley, to Independence (76 current; 137 future students)

Changes will affect the middle to high school feeder patterns by:

-Heritage Middle splits to Centennial and Independence High Schools (no change to Dallas Downs, Polk Place, River Bluff, and Sullivan Farms who currently attend Centennial)

-New Clayton Arnold Road Middle splits to Independence and Summit High Schools

-Spring Station Middle attends Summit High

-Page Middle splits to Centennial and Page High Schools

Split Log Road Elementary Zoning Changes

The coming elementary school in the Brentwood area will affect surrounding zoning for elementary schools this way:

Additional changes include:

-Crockett sends the area south of Moores Lane and the future Primm Farms to Kenrose (67 current; 7 future students)

-Lipscomb sends Country Club Estates and Tapestry from the east side of Franklin Rd to Scales (37 students)

-Lipscomb sends Stonehenge and the rest of the area on the west side of Franklin Rd to Scales (24 students)

-Nolensville Elem sends its side of Owl Creek subdivision to Sunset Elem. Neighborhood is currently split. (4 current; 14 future students)

-Kenrose sends the future Ovation development to Clovercroft (143 students; numbers not included due to residential construction more than 5 years out)

-No change to the Edmondson Elem zone

Northeast Middle School Rezoning Changes

The middle schools zones in this area will change by:

-Woodland Middle sends Split Log Rd east of Northumberland subdivision and Ragsdale Rd to Sunset Middle. This includes the neighborhoods of Glen Abbey, Glenellen, Morgan Farms, Ragsdale, Reserve @ Raintree, Sonoma, Taramore, and Tuscany Hills. (160 current, 105 future students)

-Mill Creek Middle sends Clovercroft Rd west from and including The Farm at Clovercroft and Scales Farmstead, and Pleasant Hill Rd to Sunset Middle (12 current; 85 future students)

-Mill Creek Middle sends its side of Owl Creek subdivision to Sunset Middle to keep the neighborhood from being split (2 current; 12 future students)

The new elementary to middle school feeder patterns will be:

-All of Nolensville Elem and Mill Creek Elem attend Mill Creek Middle (no change)

-All of New Split Log Road Elem and Sunset Elem attend Sunset Middle

-All of Crockett and Kenrose attend Woodland Middle (no change) • Clovercroft splits to Page Middle and Woodland Middle (no change)

New North High School Zoning

Ravenwood, Centennial, Page, Franklin and Nolensville High Schools’ zoning will be tweaked.

Changes include:

-Centennial sends the areas north of McEwen Drive and off Clovercroft Rd who attend Woodland Middle to Ravenwood High (166 current; 42 future students)

-Independence sends Henpeck Lane west of Durham Manor subdivision, which includes Oakwood and Oak Leaf, to Centennial (39 students)

-Page High sends Garden Club, Haddon Hall, and McKays Mill to Centennial (201 students)

Changes middle to high school feeder patterns will be:

-Page Middle splits to Centennial and Page High School

-Sunset Middle splits to Nolensville and Ravenwood High Schools along the current line (no change)

-All of Woodland Middle attend Ravenwood High

Click here to view the complete zoning proposal.

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