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.
Enter your address to see if you're proposed to have a new school assignment in 2022-23.
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.
Afua Tetteh over 1 year ago
For stability purposes, it will be helpful to keep continuing students at Northwoods. For example, it took my ward a while to adjust to Northwoods. It will be in his academic interest to stay at Northwoods for fourth and fifth grades. Thank you.
Steve Lauderdale over 1 year ago
Due to the growth in Morrisville, this change (assigning some students from Northwoods ES to Pleasant Grove ES) is very helpful all around.
1) It reduces crowding at a capped school (Northwoods ES); 2) Students reassigned to Pleasant Grove ES will attend a school that is much much closer to their homes. (i.e., shorter bus rides or car pools); and 3) Reduces strain on transportation system. So, this has multiple wins – reducing crowding at capped school, much better proximity, and shorter bus route at a time when there is strain on the transportation system. A TRIPLE WIN! Excellent.