Editors Comment – this article was corrected due to inaccurate demographic data. Plan B1 provides the most balanced enrollment of the 4 “active” plans, not the most balanced demographics.
Because the comments have gotten rather long, the issue is changing rapidly, and emotions are running high, the moderators thought a new thread dedicated to the 11th High School Boundary issue might be in order. We have closed comments on the other articles – which are linked below so that you can review them.
There is also a new, citizen developed plan listed as active on the PWCS web site, Plan C1
Plan B1 was recommended by the planning office to the school board.
Commentary received at this site indicate that most of the debate is focused on the following issues:
- demographic balance / inbalance at SJHS
- keeping Victory Lakes / Sheffield Manor together
- keeping Great Oaks / Mayfield Trace together
- ensuring that Marsteller feeds the fewest HS’s possible
- keeping Marsteller students together
Plan B1 results in overcrowding at 1 of the 5 west end schools by 2014, feeds Marsteller students to three different high schools, keeps VL & SM together at SJHS, and keeps the Great Oaks / Mayfield Trace communities together by reassigning them from SJHS to Brentsville. Under this plan SJHS is below 90% capacity in 2011 but returns to 90% capcaity by 2012.
Plan C results in slight overcrowding at the 11th HS school by 2014, sends Marsteller students to two different high schools instead of three, breaks VL & SM children apart by sending SM children to SJHS and VL children to the 11th high school, sends Ashley’s Ridge children to Brentsville instead of the 11th High School, and breaks the Great Oaks / Mayfield Trace communities apart by sending the communities on the Godwin Road side of 234 to SJHS and the communities on the Lucasville Road side of 234 to Brentsville. Under this plan SJHS never drops below 90% capacity, but Brentsville is below 90% capacity until 2014.
Plan C1 is almost the same as plan C, but it sends both SM & VL to the 11th High School. As a result, overcrowding at the 11th high school under plan C1 is an issue from the day the school opens while SJ and Brentsville remain under capacity. Under plan C1 both SJHS and Brentsville are below 90% capacity until 2014.
Several other articles have been posted to this blog regarding the 11th high school boundaries.
For the article summarizing the PWCS proposed plans and the more than 100 comments, please click here.
For the email send from the Committee to Keep Marsteller Together regarding their support for plan C, click here.