Cary school assignments will change for 2019-2020
Capped schools may change
Three new schools are opening in the Cary area for the 2019-2020 school year. Parkside Elementary, Alston Ridge Middle and Green Level High The opening may affect the caps in several Cary schools. Along with helping out with the overcrowding there will be reassignments too. The information in this post is from the Board of Education pre-draft 1 discussion
The final attendance decisions will be made in November
The first draft of the reassignment plan will be presented on August 21st, 2nd draft September 18, 3rd and final draft October 16, final approval will be November 20, 2018. I’m listing some of the neighborhoods that are potentially impacted. It’s not a complete list, just the neighborhoods with the most homes sold. We won’t know the attendance areas for sure until the final draft is approved in November.
You’ll see that it’s pretty impossible to know for sure where your kids will go to school. The good news is that they are all highly ranked and the new schools attract good teachers and draw from good schools. Schools are really close together too.
Schools possibly impacted by reassignment for the 2019-2020 school year
Schools that will be possibly impacted by Parkside Elementary opening are Mills Park Elementary (capped), Alston Ridge, Carpenter (capped), Morrisville and Cedar Fork (capped). At this point it hasn’t been decided if the new school will be year around or traditional calendar. Traditional is more popular but the schools are really overcrowded in that part of Cary/Morrisville and multi-track year around could increase the enrollment by over 200 students.
Neighborhoods possibly impacted by redistricting
Some of the big neighborhoods that could have changes in elementary schools when Parkside is opened are: Cary Park, Breckenridge, Cameron Park, Carpenter Village, Evans Farm, Greystone, Indian Wells, Kitts Creek, Preston, Stonewater, Sedgefield, Savannah, Town Hall Commons and Weldon Ridge.
Alston Ridge Middle School
Schools possibly impacted by redistricting
Schools possibly impacted when Alston Ridge Middle School opens are East Cary, Davis Drive, Mills Park (capped), Reedy Creek (capped), West Cary and Salem. The board hasn’t decided if it will be traditional or multi-track year around. Year around would add around 300 more students. I was going to list neighborhoods but there are too many. Pretty much everything in Cary could be impacted.
Green Level High
Schools that may have reassignments when Green Level High opens
Green Level High is a new school in West Cary/Apex and has been home to Apex High students and staff for the past school year and will continue through 2018 when Apex High renovations are completed. Green Level will open for 9th-11th grades 2019. Schools on the possible impact list are Panther Creek, Green Hope, Apex, Panther Creek and Cary.
It’s hardest for high school students
It’s always hard for high school students to change schools. They have their school identity and all of the sports and activities that go along with it. It is sort of expected that a new high will open for 9th and 10th. Having Green Level open for 11th grade the first year will be interesting. The local news will have lots of material showing angry parents and students!
I’ll update with the first draft of the Enrollment Plan on August 21st.
Marianne Howell Wright 919-274-4365