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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are continuing to meet with concerned parents and neighborhood groups this week as Wednesday’s scheduled vote on student assignment approaches.

The district will take advance sign-ups for a public hearing through noon Wednesday, May 24; call 980-343-5139 (option 4) to get on the list. Speakers can also sign up just before the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St.

Meanwhile, I’m hearing from frustrated parents who worry about being surprised by votes on alternative plans they haven’t seen. Superintendent Ann Clark said she plans to have all proposals posted Monday, though she said Monday night community meetings could delay some postings. As of 3 p.m. I haven’t seen anything; keep checking the meeting agenda (look for an attachment to item IV.C) and the student assignment review page.

Last week the board reviewed a 65-slide presentation on possible changes, but it lacked specifics.

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The vote will cap two years of student assignment work. Here’s a school-by-school guide to changes approved in November for 2017-18, along with those proposed for 2018-19. I’ve added alternatives discussed last week in bold.

For simplicity in alphabetizing, schools named after people are listed by last name, except in the case of the potentially confusing Alexander schools (Alexander Graham, J.M. Alexander and Nathaniel Alexander). Seven new schools scheduled to open in 2017 or 2018 are listed after the existing schools.

I think this is the best one-stop guide, but if you want more detail my list is drawn from this CMS narrative on the proposed 2018 changes, this list of maps and this summary of the changes approved for 2017.

You can also find the goals and guiding principles for the whole review, my explanation of the new socioeconomic status ratings used to measure school diversity, this CMS list of how schools look on diversity this year, this CMS report on how diversity would change based on the proposed changes, and my analysis of how proposed 2018 changes will affect high-poverty schools. I’ve included diversity numbers in this list only where there’s a dramatic change, and I’ve used “poverty” as shorthand for low socioeconomic status, which incorporates not only income but English proficiency, home ownership, single-parent homes and parents’ education level.

Albemarle Road Elementary: Loses some students to the K-8 school at the Eastland Mall site opening in 2018.

Albemarle Road Middle: Loses some students to the K-8 school at the Eastland Mall site opening in 2018, which relieves crowding.

Alexander Graham Middle: In 2018, students from the Dilworth Elementary zone inside the I-277 loop would move to Sedgefield Middle, while Sedgefield sends some from the Pinewood Elementary zone. Some students from the Selwyn Elementary zone move to Carmel Middle. See maps of Dilworth/Sedgefield, the AG/Sedgefield, the Pinewood Elementary and the Beverly Woods/Selwyn boundary changes. Proposed revision: Students from the Selwyn zone wouldn’t move.

Allenbrook Elementary: In 2018 some students move to Westerly Hills, feeding to Wilson Middle and Harding High (see map). The remaining students will feed to Ranson Middle instead of Whitewater (see map). Proposed revision: Expands the portion of the Allenbrook zone that moves to Westerly Hills.

Ardrey Kell High: In 2018, picks up some South Meck students who live in the Endhaven Elementary zone (see map).

Ashley Park: Remains a preK-8 school. In 2018, the elementary students who live in the Wesley Heights neighborhood move to Bruns Elementary (see map). Another part of the zone moves to a new First Ward Arts zone (see map), relieving crowding at Ashley Park.

Bailey Middle: No change.

Bain Elementary: No change.

Ballantyne Elementary: No change.

Barnette Elementary: No change.

Barringer Elementary: No change.

Berewick Elementary: No change.

Berry Academy of Technology: No change.

Berryhill School: Remains a preK-8 school. Loses part of its zone to the new Renaissance West K-8 school opening in 2017 (see map).

Beverly Woods Elementary: In 2018, picks up some students from Selwyn Elementary (see map). Proposed revision: No change to Beverly Woods.

Billingsville Elementary: The board approved adding a STEM magnet in 2017, but that has been canceled because of low participation. In 2018, Billingsville is scheduled to be paired with Cotswold Elementary (see map), with students in the combined zone attending Billingsville for K-2 and Cotswold for 3-5. Both will offer an International Baccalaureate magnet program. The change helps fill seats at Billingsville and dramatically shifts the demographics, from 99 percent low socioeconomic status to 44 percent high. Under discussion: Proposal from Chantilly neighborhood to be part of this merged zone.

Blythe Elementary: In 2018 the part of the zone west of I-77 moves to Torrence Creek Elementary (see map), relieving crowding. Part of the Winding Springs zone moves to Blythe (see map).

Bradley Middle: No changes to boundaries, but the proposed Hough/Hopewell change in 2018 (see map) means students will no longer split to two high schools.

Briarwood Elementary: No change.

Bruns Academy: In 2018 the preK-8 school is slated to become an elementary school, with middle school students moving to Ranson Middle (see map). Some elementary students move to a new University Park Elementary zone (see map). Bruns picks up students from the Wesley Heights neighborhood, currently assigned to Ashley Park (see map). A magnet program will be added, with the theme to be determined. Poverty is expected to drop from 91 percent to 56 percent, depending partly on magnet enrollment.

Butler High: Picks up a few East Meck students who live within the town of Matthews in 2018 (see map).

Byers School: Remains a K-8 school, but loses some students to the new Villa Heights Elementary (see map) and Eastway Middle (see map) in 2018. Adds a countywide health and medical careers magnet, which feeds to Hawthorne High. Poverty is expected to drop from 98 percent to 59 percent.

Carmel Middle: Picks up some Sedgefield Middle students from the Huntingtowne Farms Elementary zone (see map) and some Alexander Graham students from the Selwyn Elementary zone (see map) in 2018. Proposed revision: Students from the Selwyn zone wouldn’t move.

Cato Middle College High: No change.

Chantilly Montessori: No change.

Charlotte Engineering Early College at UNCC: Adds a program for students who want to become educators, starting with ninth-graders in 2017.

Clear Creek Elementary: No change.

Cochrane Collegiate Academy: Current students were eligible for a new priority to switch schools in 2017, based on low performance in prior years. In 2018 Cochrane picks up some students from the Orr Elementary zone, currently zoned for Eastway Middle, in 2018 (see map). No change to iMeck high school magnet.

Collinswood Language Academy: No change. Expected to see relief from crowding when a new Spanish immersion neighorhood/magnet school opens at the Eastland Mall site in 2018. Proposed revision: Shift of students from the Green Transportation Zone would be phased in, starting with grades K-1 in 2018.

Community House Middle: Loses some students from the Pineville Elementary zone to Quail Hollow in 2018, which relieves crowding (see map).

Cornelius Elementary: Picks up students from Washam Elementary in 2018, filling seats at Cornelius (see map).

Cotswold Elementary: In 2018, slated to be paired with Billingsville Elementary, with students in the combined zone attending Billingsville for K-2 and Cotswold for 3-5 (see map). Both will offer an International Baccalaureate magnet program. The pairing relieves crowding at Cotswold and reduces the level of high socioeconomic students from 57 percent to 44 percent. Under discussion: Proposal from Chantilly neighborhood to be part of this merged zone.

Crestdale Middle: Picks up a few McClintock Middle students who live within the town of Matthews. A 200-seat arts magnet will be added.

Coulwood STEM Academy: No change.

Cox Road Elementary: Picks up part of the Nathaniel Alexander zone in 2018 (see map).

Croft Community School: No change to the school itself, but the middle school feed changes for part of the zone in 2018 (see map).

Crown Point Elementary: No change.

Davidson Elementary: No change.

Davis IB: In 2017, the K-12 military/leadership magnet sends its high school students to Hawthorne and starts transitioning the K-8 program to an International Baccalaureate magnet. In 2018 Davis is slated to add neighborhood students from a zone created from parts of the Sedgefield elementary and middle school zones (see map). The neighborhood students would also take part in the IB curriculum.

Devonshire Elementary: No change.

Dilworth Elementary: In 2018 slated to be paired with Sedgefield Elementary, with the two zones merged (see map). K-2 students attend Sedgefield and 3-5 students Dilworth. Feed is to Sedgefield Middle and Myers Park High. The part of the Dilworth zone inside the I-277 loop moves to a new First Ward Arts zone. Changes relieve crowding at Dilworth. Percentage of high socioeconomic students drops from 75 percent to 66 percent. Under discussion: Several parent proposals designed to make the pairing work better, including a Myers Park neighborhood school that relieves Dilworth and a plan to change middle school assignments.

Druid Hills Academy: Remains a preK-8 school. In 2018 some elementary students move to a new University Park Elementary zone (see map) and some to Highland Renaissance Elementary and Martin Luther King Middle (see map), which relieves crowding.

East Mecklenburg High: In 2018 loses some students from the Oakhurst Elementary zone to Garinger (see map) and a few who live within Matthews town boundaries to Butler (see map).

Eastover Elementary: No change. Under discussion: Proposal that would change the feeder from Alexander Graham to Sedgefield Middle in 2018.

Eastway Middle: Loses some students to the K-8 school at the Eastland Mall site opening in 2018. Also in 2018 Eastway loses some from the Orr Elementary zone to Cochrane Collegiate Academy (see map) and picks up some from Byers School (see map) and Martin Luther King Middle (see map). A 100-seat leadership and STEM magnet will be added, and will become the continuation school for Elizabeth Traditional Elementary. All Eastway students will feed to Garinger High, compared with three schools now.

Current Eastway students were eligible for a new priority to switch schools in 2017, based on low performance in prior years.

eLearning Academy: Will move to an undetermined location in 2018.

Elizabeth Lane Elementary: No change.

Elizabeth Traditional Elementary: No change to the school, but a new partial magnet at Eastway Middle becomes the new feed, starting with sixth and seventh grades in 2018.

Elon Park Elementary: No change.

Endhaven Elementary: No change to the school, but the high school feed for part of the zone changes in 2018 (see map).

First Ward Arts: In 2018 the full-magnet elementary school becomes a partial arts magnet, with a new neighborhood zone created from parts of the Ashley Park and Dilworth Elementary zones (see map). All students participate in the arts theme. Neighborhood students feed to Sedgefield Middle and Myers Park High.

Garinger High: In 2018 loses some students to Independence High. Picks up some from the Oakhurst Elementary zone, currently zoned for Myers Park and East Meck. Picks up some from West Charlotte. See Garinger maps here and here. Under discussion: Community proposal from Chantilly neighborhood to stay at Myers Park.

Grand Oak Elementary: No change to boundaries, but the high school feed for this zone shifts from Hough to Hopewell in 2018 (see map).

Greenway Park Elementary: In 2018 a few students who live within the Matthews town limit move to Matthews Elementary (see map). A 100-seat arts magnet program will be added. Poverty is projected to drop from 82 percent to 69 percent. Proposed revision: Expand magnet seats to 160, possibly with a theme “that builds on and extends the creative arts.”

Grier Academy: No change.

Harding High: In 2018 picks up some students from the Allenbrook Elementary zone, currently zoned for West Charlotte (see map). Loses some from the Huntingtowne Farms zone to South Meck (see map) and from the Pinewood zone to Myers Park (see map). Adds a 350-seat coding and digital technology magnet. Proposed revisions: Students from the eastern edge of the Westerly Hills zone would be added in 2018. IB magnet would shift from countywide to Blue Transportation Zone starting in 2018, and Harding Institute of Technology programs would be added.

Harper Middle College High: No change.

Hawk Ridge Elementary: No change.

Hawthorne High: In 2017, picks up JROTC, public service, Arabic and Project Lead the Way courses from Davis Military/Leadership School.

Hickory Grove Elementary: No change.

Hidden Valley Elementary: No change.

Highland Creek Elementary: No change.

Highland Mill Montessori: No change.

Highland Renaissance Elementary: Loses some students to the new Villa Heights Elementary (see map) and picks up some from Druid Hills Academy (see map) in 2018.

Hopewell High: In 2018 students in the Grand Oak Elementary zone and part of the Torrence Creek Elementary zone move from Hough to Hopewell (see map). Fills seats at Hopewell.

Hornets Nest Elementary: No change.

Huntersville Elementary: No change.

Hough High: In 2018 students in the Grand Oak Elementary zone and part of the Torrence Creek Elementary zone move from Hough to Hopewell (see map). Reduces crowding at Hough.

Huntingtowne Farms Elementary: No changes to the school, but boundary changes at other levels mean students all advance to the same middle and high school in 2018 (see map).

Idlewild Elementary: No change.

Independence High: Picks up some Garinger students from areas that are assigned to the new K-8 school at the Eastland Mall site in 2018.

Irwin Academic Center: No change.

J.M. Alexander Middle: In 2018 some students from the Winding Springs Elementary zone, now zoned for Ranson and Martin, move to Alexander (see map). Some students from the Croft Elementary zone move to Ridge Road Middle, which means all Alexander students now feed to the same high school (see map).

Kennedy Middle: No change.

King Middle: Loses some students from the Highland Renaissance zone to Eastway Middle, picks up some from the Druid Hills zone (see map).

Lake Wylie Elementary: Picks up some students from Steele Creek Elementary in 2018 (see map).

Lansdowne Elementary: No change.

Lebanon Road Elementary: No change.

Levine Middle College High: No change.

Long Creek Elementary: Adds a 220-seat arts magnet in 2018.

Mallard Creek Elementary: No change.

Mallard Creek High: In 2018 picks up some students from the Nathaniel Alexander Elementary zone, currently zoned for Vance (see map). Some students from the Stoney Creek Elementary zone move to Vance (see map).

Martin Middle: Picks up STEM magnet program from Morehead STEM Academy in 2018. Loses some students from the Nathaniel Alexander Elementary zone to Ridge Road Middle (see map), and some from the Winding Springs zone to J.M. Alexander Middle. Martin will send students to two high schools, instead of the current three.

Matthews Elementary: Picks up a few Greenway Park students who live within Matthews town boundaries in 2018 (see map).

McAlpine Elementary: No change.

McClintock Middle: Current students were eligible for a new priority to switch schools in 2017, based on low performance in prior years. In 2018 a few students who live within Matthews town boundaries move to Crestdale Middle (see map).

McKee Road Elementary: No change.

Merry Oaks Elementary: No change.

Mint Hill Middle: No change.

Montclaire Elementary: No change.

Morehead STEM Academy: In 2018 the full-magnet K-8 school becomes a partial magnet elementary school, paired with next-door Nathaniel Alexander Elementary and pulling students from that zone. K-2 students go to Nathaniel Alexander and 3-5 to Morehead. Neighborhood and magnet students all get STEM program. Grades 6-8 move to Martin Middle, which is on the same Governor’s Village campus. The change adds 500 STEM magnet seats at the elementary level and 50 in middle school.

Mountain Island Lake Academy: No change.

Myers Park High: In 2018 picks up some students from the Ashley Park zone, currently zoned for West Charlotte High (see map); from the Dilworth Elementary zone (see map); and from the Pinewood zone, currently zoned for Harding (see map

Families from the Myers Park neighborhood, which is now zoned for Dilworth Elementary, are pushing an alternative plan to turn Myers Park Traditional Elementary into a combined magnet/neighborhood school.

Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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05-09-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I was wondering if there is a way to input an address and get the assigned schools?
I see cms.k12.nc.us has boundary maps but it is not always clear which area a given address is in.
Thanks.
05-09-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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Yep, just go here:

GeoPortal Project
05-09-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Yoyo,

Go here:
http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartme...s/default.aspx

Then Locate your school part way down the page:

Once you type the address in the top bar (Start here), look at the left side of the screen for "schools". Click and wait for it to display the Elem, Mid and High that address is assigned to attend.
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