Western Pines Middle to Osceola Creek Middle
Attendance Boundary Recommendations
For Western Pines Middle School
2013‐14 Boundary Cycle – Implementation August 2013
On October 18, 2012, the Advisory Boundary Committee (ABC) voted 8‐0 to forward Study WP‐1 to the
This recommendation provides current and future enrollment relief for Western Pines Middle School by
moving areas to adjacent under‐enrolled Osceola Creek Middle School. Older wooden portables, most of
which are currently utilized for classes, can be removed from the Western Pines school campus in the
Capacity of Western Pines Middle is 1054; October 2012 enrollment was 1185 students; utilization is 112%
which exceeds concurrency guidelines. Western Pines has 17 wooden modular units which range in age – 5
– 1965; 4 – 1985; 5‐ 1988 and, 3 ‐ 1993; these wooden portables do not count toward capacity.
Capacity at adjacent Osceola Creek Middle is 1075. October 2012 enrollment was 731 students; enrollment
at Osceola Creek Middle has declined by over 185 students since FY10; there are No Child Left Behind
students attending Osceola Creek; most of these students will not be able to attend next fall due to
discontinued transportation, which will lower enrollment further.
Western Pines Middle has two choice programs which draw out‐of‐district students; this fall there are 143
out‐of‐district choice students; Osceola Creek Middle has an in‐house choice program, this program will
draw out‐of‐district students next fall.
Boundary Study WP‐1 proposes shifting SACs 068A, D, F, G, H, J, and K, which includes geographic areas in
the Acreage located west of State Road 7 extended on both sides of Northlake Boulevard and east of
Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. With implementation of the proposal, all areas assigned to Pierce Hammock
Elementary School will feed into Osceola Creek Middle School.
Boundary Study WP‐1 proposes moving 317 students to Osceola Creek Middle in August 2013.
Community input meeting were held on September 18, 2012 and October 15, 2012 at Seminole Ridge High
School. Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the proposed changes via
Parent Link (both through district and Pierce Hammock phone lines), as well as principals of schools
impacted and to municipalities and/or county government. EdLine at Pierce Hammock and Western Pines
was also used to notify parents; Additional public input was gathered at scheduled Advisory Boundary
Committee (ABC) meetings and through emails, phone calls and faxes. Copies of public input
correspondence will be available for review in the School Board Office.
Speakers provided input at the community input meeting; Issues and concerns include – distance to middle
schools; driving west to Osceola Creek, then east to work; accidents/ safety on Seminole Pratt Whitney
Road; leaving friends and teachers behind; morning care; travel time; move other communities; students at
Osceola Creek from Lake Okeechobee community; different demographics; poor lighting; predators; moved
to area for school; kids will have to take bus; petition submitted with 90+ signatures against; affect on
property values; move choice students; move choice programs; change will limit student’s future; move
away from friends/interaction; 6th grade siblings cannot stay; distance from Carlton Oaks development:
small number of students: different feeder pattern.