To keep up with projected growth in some parts of the county and prevent the overcrowding of schools, we’re opening three new schools:
- Apex Friendship Elementary, 801 Humie Olive Road, Apex, opening in August 2022
- Barton Pond Elementary, 12004 Strickland Road, Raleigh, opening August 2022
- Herbert Akins Road Middle, 2255 Herbert Akins Road, Fuquay-Varina, opening July 2022
Other parts of the proposal are aimed at relieving some overcrowded schools, increasing the base attendance areas at under-utilized schools, and improving transportation efficiency.
Some students affected by this proposal will be able to submit a stability transfer and remain at their current school. Review the stability rules.
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Find the thread below that applies to you and share any questions and feedback. Staff and board members review questions and feedback as they prepare for the second draft of the proposal, which is scheduled to be presented to the board on Nov. 16. View timeline.
Lisa Brockman over 1 year ago
Please make this change! Leesville is only a mile or so from our neighborhood and it doesn’t make sense to send them all of the way to Broughton, especially for new drivers.
Whitney Jones over 1 year ago
As a parent that would be affected by this change (eventually - my children are in elementary school), I am fully in support of this. I would appreciate having a high school that is in closer proximity to my home.
Ashley Stephenson over 1 year ago
I agree this would be a great decision for WCPSS and for the neighborhood of Umstead Ridge. We are so very close to LRHS (and so VERY far from BHS) and our proximity to LRHS would allow us to easily integrate into the Leesville school community. The change would save time and money on bus routes and would also be safer for all the new high school permit holders and drivers. The move to LRHS is ideal for those students enrolled in Pine Hollow Middle School who would now be able to move with their cohort to LRHS. It's a win-win there. Please pass this change!
Brandon Pearson over 1 year ago
In looking over the proposed enrollment I noticed that Leesville Middle and High were now going to be crossing Glenwood Avenue to include the Umstead Ridge and Umstead Village communities, but our neighboring Lake Anne Community which also connects to Glenwood Avenue was not included on that proposal.
On the proposals, there are 2 reasons listed for changes that I feel should include our community in that proposal:
Proximity to the school a. Lake Anne Subdivision is 1.6 Miles from Leesville and a 3-4 minute drive b. Lake Anne Subdivision is 6.2 miles from Oberlin (16 minute drive) and 8.2 miles from Broughton (19 minutes)
Help with Capacity a. Leesville Middle School is at a proposed 2022-23 capacity of 65% and Oberlin is at 105% per page 38 of the proposal. b. Leesville High School is at a proposal 2022-23 capacity of 97% and Broughton is at 104% per page 40 of the proposal.
I feel these 2 factors should make Lake Anne a great candidate to get redistricted to Leesville Middle and High School
During the Working Session on 10/5/2021 2 board members spoke up in saying that Oberlin and Broughton need some more relief and Leesville should be utilized more. This Community and the area that is only a mile from Leesville make the most sense to get that relief from.
On top of helping with proximity and capacity, adding Lake Anne would also help with the bus routes, as they could create a quick loop through Umstead Ridge and connect back to Glenwood through Lake Anne.
Also when you overlap the Pleasant Grove Elementary Map (our community current assignment) with Oberlin and Broughton you can see that Lake Anne will be one of the only a few communities that attends Pleasant Grove but does not funnel to Leesville Middle with the new proposal, therefore meaning that when it comes to middle school, kids in our community will not know any peers.
Please consider making the logical and right decision for our students and adding Lake Anne Community to this change.
Anna Letchworth over 1 year ago
Hello; We are on Graylyn Dr. which is still slated for Oberlin/BHS, but all the neighborhoods around us are now proposed to go to Leesville schools. I believe in the school board meeting, there was mention of the one little area near Umstead that would be included in the reassignment. We just wanted to be included in the reassignment whatever way it goes with the neighborhoods we are in, instead of being separate from our neighbors. Thank you; Anna Letchworth
Beth Rossen over 1 year ago
Thank you for making this recommendation. LRHS is only 2.5 miles from our neighborhood while Broughton is 10 miles away. With traffic, this is at least a 20 minute difference in commute time plus additional costs for the school system for gas/time for buses. Additionally, the closer proximity to the school will allow students and families to be more engaged and involved at the campus.
Sterling Matthews over 1 year ago
Speaking of Umstead park, the neighborhood the Lakes at Umstead has kids go to Oberlin for middle school and Stough for elementary school and then Athens for high school. This is unfair because the kids in the neighborhood have to make new friends because their old friends and fellow classmates are going to a different school. This is bad for the mental health of the children because they might not make new friends for high school. All the other kids have made their friend groups and might not be willing to let the new kid with no friends into their neighborhood. I think that these kids should go to Broughton instead of Athens so the Leesville kids dont have to do this because everybody is mad at this as shown by the comments above. Send Lakes and Umstead kids to Broughton so it will not be harder to Leesville families! Thank you.