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FAIRFAX High School and Lanier Middle School Boundary Study. FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. April 4, 2013. Scope of Study. Three community input meetings were held to discuss the scope of the boundary study. Approved scope of study included the following schools:.

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fairfax county public schools

FAIRFAX High School and

Lanier Middle School

Boundary Study

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

April 4, 2013

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Scope of Study

Three community input meetings were held to discuss the scope of the boundary study

Approved scope of study included the following schools:

Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Oakton, Robinson and Woodson High Schools

Franklin, Frost, Jackson, Lanier, Robinson, and Rocky Run Middle Schools

slide3

Background

On January 24, 2013 the School Board authorized a boundary study to reduce overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School

Projected capacity deficit in school year 2017 - 2018

Fairfax High School 600 students

Lanier Middle School 115 students

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Main objectives

  • Provide an enrollment reduction of at least 300 students at Fairfax HS and 150 students at Lanier MS
  • Balance enrollment among the schools in the study
  • Avoid reassigning City of Fairfax resident students
slide5

Community Outreach

  • FCPS press releases
  • Keep in touch “KIT” news releases
  • Postings on FCPS homepage and Facilities and Transportation websites
  • Development of the Fairfax HS and Lanier MS boundary study website http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml
  • FAQs link with staff response
  • Three Community Dialogue meetings on February 19, 20, and 26 to present and get feedback on boundary options (interpreters were provided at each meeting)
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Community feedback

Overriding Themes

  • Keep us where we are and move someone else, we are invested in the community
  • Have students finish at the schools in which they started
  • Move students to the closest schools
  • Reduce split feeders, do not create new ones
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Recommended boundary

Adjustments reflect

  • Considerable Community Input
  • School Board Policy 8130
  • Feedback from City of Fairfax Staff
  • Comments from Cluster Office and Transportation
slide8

Current Attendance Areas 2012-13

Recommended Changes

Greenbriar West ES Attendance Area:

From: Lanier MS /Fairfax HS

To: Rocky Run MS /Chantilly HS

Fairfax Villa ES Attendance Areas:

From: Lanier MS /Fairfax HS

To: Frost MS /Woodson HS

Oak View ES Attendance Areas:

From: Frost MS /Woodson HS

To: Robinson Secondary School

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Proposed phase-in

Middle

2014 – 2015 Grade 7

2015 – 2016 Grade 7 & 8

High

2013 - 2014 No reassignment

Grade 9, option to attend newly assigned schools

with transportation

2014 – 2015 Grades 9-10

2015 – 2016 Grades 9-11

2016 – 2017 Grades 9-12

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HIGH SCHOOL Enrollments and capacity utilization

2017-18

Capacity

Utilization %

Before / After

2014-15

Enrollment

Before / After

2017-18

Enrollment

Before / After

Schools

Capacity

Chantilly

Fairfax

Falls Church*

Oakton*

Robinson

Woodson

2,583

2,412

1,954

2,078

2,564

2,327

2,698 / 2,732

2,897 / 2,689

1,733 / 1,733

2,259 / 2,259

2,650 / 2,703

2,198 / 2,319

2,761 / 2,800

3,011 / 2,640

2,020 / 2,020

2,269 / 2,269

2,480 / 2,577

2,262 / 2,497

106.9 / 108.4

124.8 / 109.5

103.4 / 103.4

109.2 / 109.2

96.7 / 100.5

97.2 / 107.3

* No change recommended

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Middle School Enrollments and capacity utilization

2017-18

Capacity

Utilization %

Before / After

2014-15

Enrollment

Before / After

2017-18

Enrollment

Before / After

Schools

Capacity

Franklin*

Frost

Jackson*

Lanier

Robinson

Rocky Run

1,080

1,064

1,146

1,307

1,316

1,070

829 / 829

1,058 / 1,096

1,200 / 1,200

1,251 / 1,190

1,045 / 1,062

1,061 / 1,054

848 / 848

1,040 / 1,161

1,505 / 1,505

1,421 / 1,242

994 / 1,032

1,078 / 1,079

78.5 / 78.5

97.7 / 109.1

131.3 / 131.3

108.7 / 95.0

75.5 / 78.4

100.7 / 100.8

* No change recommended

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Fairfax HS/Lanier ms

Boundary study calendar

Recommendation to School Board April 4, 2013

School Board Public Hearings April 17, 2013

School Board Work Session April 29, 2013

School Board Decision May 9, 2013

For more information, frequently asked questions, comments, updates, and

School Board and staff resources, go to

http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml