School board sets boundaries for new middle school
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
School board sets boundaries for new middle school
By Deneesha Edwards
The Dispatch

Students attending the new middle school in the northern part of the county have been selected after the Davidson County Board of Education approved the boundary district lines at its meeting Monday night.

Board members chose Map No. 5 — the map recommended by the new middle school advisory committee — out of several possibilities.

The new school, under construction, is located on 132 acres off Midway School and Hoy Long roads. It will accommodate 864 students, and adjacent land will be the future home of a new high school. The unnamed middle school is scheduled to open next school year and alleviate crowding at both North Davidson and Ledford middle schools.

With Map No. 5, an estimated 287 students will come from the Ledford area and 418 from North Davidson, for a planned total enrollment of 705 students next year. The school's location is close to halfway between the two established middle schools.

Board member Alan Beck said the system reviewed all six maps presented at the February meeting by the Ledford-North Davidson Area Middle School Committee. The panel had been developing and reviewing district lines since October. Beck said the most positive input was received on the selected map.

"Some were easy picks to take out. Some had several merits," he said. "It's not perfect by all means. It's going to take a good group of people and will be a strong school."

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