Tuesday, April 12, 2011
High School Redistricting Map Released.
With what has been a common topic among North Fulton residents over the past month, the Board of Education finally released it's redistricting map for high schools in anticipation of Bethany Bend High opening in 2012.
With numerous potential set ups intially offered, the map most closely related to what active residents refer to as "plan c."
A final meeting will be held at Alpharetta High School at 7pm on Wednesday April 13th. Residents will be given time to share comments and concerns at that time.
The majority of North Fulton High Schools will be affected by the redistricting. Those schools include Roswell, Northview, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and the new Milton High School.
The last time notable controversy came about was in 2002 when the Board of Education forced seven families out of their homes and off their land on Freemanville Road for the sewered 100 million dollar Milton High School. This time around, however, citizen protests have been much louder and larger in mass.
Changes will be as follows and it appears as though Milton and Roswell students will be the ones experiencing the most change.
Areas where students who would be attending MHS who will now be attending Bethany Bend=>
1. Children who reside in what is known as the Birminghall Falls Elementary area. Subdivions include Taylor Glen, Triple Crown, Highland Manor, Sable Pointe, Tullamore, White Columns and Nettlebrook Farms.
2. Children who reside in what is known as the Summit Hills Elementary area. Subdivisions include Plantation Trace, Crabapple Forest, Bethany Oaks, Brookshade,
Potterstone, Manor Bridge Drive, Shadowood Farms, and Champions view; basically anything that sits north east of Hopewell Road.
3. In addition, the Lake at Cooper Sandy as well as the area east of Haygood / Bethany Roads and North of Providence Road.
4. Finally, regarding the Cogburn Woods Elementary area. Subdivisions include Five Acre Estates, Crooked Creek, Gatewood, Sandy Creek Farms, Coventry, The Hermitage and Rhodes Plantation.
Subdivisions where students who would be attending AHS who will now be attending Bethany Bend=>
5.Lake Laurel, Avensong, Deer Creek, Bethany Creek, Fairmont, Wyndham, Bellemeade Farms, Summit,and Belleterre.
Areas where students who would be attending RHS who will now be attending MHS=>
6. Anything east of Etris Road including Summerhille Farms and Edenwilde Subdivisons.
7. Subdivisions Taylor Oaks, Hembree Farms, Crabapple Walk, Orchard Trace, The Gables,
Crabapple Parc, Saddle Creek, Crabapple Lake. Suffice to say, anything east of Crabapple Road and North of Hembree Road in Roswell.
8. More Roswell Subdivisions that will now become Eagle fans include Hembree Springs Drive, Creekside at Mansell, Old Ellis Point, Hawkins Cove, Arbor Creek, Old Roswell Corners Plantation, Hembree Grove, and Rosemont.
9. On a smaller change, Subdivisions Myers Park and St. Ives in Johns Creek will now be attending Northview High School as well as any students currently within the Wilson Creek Elementary area.
In addition, middle school attendance zones have changed as well. That information can be found on the BOE website.
With any traffic improvements regarding the shift, the Fulton County Board of Education does not compensate cities for any of those costs nor do they pay property tax.
While Roswell Mayor Jere Wood has been vocal, elected city officials from Milton, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek have been silent on the issue.
Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Tuesday, April 12, 2011