DeKalb County School board approves redistricting plan for Druid Hills cluster
At its Feb. 4 meeting, the DeKalb County School Board approved a major redistricting for the Druid Hills cluster of schools.
The biggest change for the Druid Hills cluster would redistrict 172 students from Laurel Ridge Elementary to Fernbank Elementary, a move that largely affects the Medlock Park neighborhood.
The redistricting, which takes effect this fall, was needed to balance enrollment at Fernbank Elementary and Briar Vista Elementary. Students from these schools will leave to attend the new John R. Lewis elementary school.
There will be 250 kids leaving Fernbank Elementary and 60 kids leaving Briar Vista Elementary to attend the new school.
The plan adopted by the School Board will …
– Redistrict approximately 22 students from Ashford Park ES to John Lewis ES
– Redistrict no students from Dresden ES to John Lewis ES (area change only)
– Redistrict approximately 93 students from Montclair ES to John Lewis ES
– Redistrict approximately 213 students from Fernbank ES to John Lewis ES
– Redistrict approximately 134 students from Woodward ES to John Lewis ES
– Redistrict approximately 62 students from Briar Vista ES to John Lewis ES
– Redistrict approximately 23 students from Briar Vista ES to Fernbank ES
– Redistrict no students from Briar Vista ES to Woodward ES (area change only)
– Redistrict no students from Laurel Ridge ES to Briar Vista ES (area change only)
– Redistrict approximately 172 students from Laurel Ridge ES to Fernbank ES
– Redistrict approximately 37 students from McLendon ES to Fernbank ES
– Redistrict approximately 8 students from Chamblee MS to Sequoyah MS
– Redistrict approximately 14 students from Chamblee HS to Cross Keys HS
*Source: DeKalb County Schools
According to the School Board’s Feb. 4 agenda, “This recommendation will result in a net reduction of approximately 27 portable classrooms in the Cross Keys and Druid Hills clusters and a reduction in overcrowding for next school year.”
Here is a map of the redistricting plan: