District 10 Middle Schools Rezoning Proposals by tomato739

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									                District 10 Middle Schools Rezoning Proposals

Goal: To create three schools in District 10 that will serve students in grades 6-8, a
middle school structure that is nationally supported by research and which the Charleston
County School District has established as “best practice” for serving students in the
middle grades.

Assumptions: (1) C.E. Williams School for Creative and Scientific Arts will retain its
magnet status. (2) St. Andrews Elementary School of Math and Science, Ashley River
Creative Arts Elementary School, and the Montessori School will remain as feeder
schools for the 6th grade at C.E. Williams, as stated in the original charter for C.E.
Williams. The remaining seats in the 6th grade will be selected by lottery from Stono
Park, Orange Grove, Springfield, Oakland, and Drayton Hall Elementary Schools, as is
currently the practice for filling 5th grade seats. (3) The other two middle schools in
District 10 will be created so that they are similar in size and demographics, creating two
culturally diverse schools of fewer than 600 students, as in keeping with research
regarding effective middle school practices.

Process: Associate Superintendent met with Ben Bragg, Judith Peterson, and Judy
Sherman on Thursday, October 27 from 9 AM – 4 PM. Our goal was to present the
Constituent Board with three different proposals for rezoning our middle schools.
Throughout the day, we considered the following data: current enrollment of District 10
fourth grades, current enrollment of District 10 fifth grades, current enrollment of grades
six through eight, attendance zones for District 10 elementary schools, poverty levels of
our elementary schools, PACT and AYP results of our elementary schools, and projected
growth information for the West Ashley area from the Director of Facilities for CCSD.

Enrollment Considerations:
       Current 5th graders in District 10 = 595 (regular enrollment only)
       Current 6th graders in District 10 = 527 (regular enrollment only)
       Current 7th graders in District 10 = 560 (regular enrollment only)
       Total rising 6th – 8th graders, regular enrollment = 1,682
       WAIS currently houses 583 students comfortably.
       WAMS currently houses 760 students comfortably.
       C.E. Williams currently houses 749 students comfortably.
                          REZONING PROPOSAL A

Middle School “A”            Middle School “B”             C.E. Williams
Currently WAIS               Currently WAMS
Oakland           57         Orange Grove    113           St. Andrews     104
Drayton Hall      84         Springfield      68           Ashley River     88
Stono Park        49

                    190                         181                        192




    The numbers in the above table are current 4th grade students.

    It will be necessary for ALL students from St. Andrews and Ashley River to
     attend C.E. Williams as their automatic feeder school.
                          REZONING PROPOSAL B

Middle School “A”          Middle School “B”               C.E. Williams
Currently WAIS             Currently WAMS
Drayton Hall         84    Stono Park        49            St. Andrews      104
Oakland              57    Springfield       68            Ashley River      88
½ Orange Grove       45    ½ +Orange Grove   68

                    186                         185                         192

Orange Grove               Orange Grove
includes students          includes students
who live East of           who live West of
Orange Branch Rd.          Orange Branch
and North of Sam           Rd. and North of
Rittenberg Blvd.           Sam Rittenberg
AND students who           Blvd.
live East of
Highway 171 and
South of Sam
Rittenberg Blvd.

    The numbers in the above table are current 4th grade students.

    Orange Grove area zoned for WAMS contains more multi-family dwellings than
     the area zoned for WAIS; therefore, we increased the number attending WAMS.

    It will be necessary for ALL students from St. Andrews and Ashley River to
     attend C.E. Williams as their automatic feeder school.



                            REZONING PROPOSAL C

This plan calls for drawing new attendance zones for Middle School A and Middle
School B in a checkerboard fashion. See High Resolution photo of West Ashley map at
the following address (zoom in if you need to):
http://www.cofc.edu/%7Edillonr/CCSD10/D10RezoningPlanC.JPG

The map shows a patchwork of 4 zones labeled “1” and 4 zones labeled “2.” Zone 1
children would attend Middle School B and zone 2 children Middle School A.

								
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