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High School Redistricting

High School Redistricting School Locator

High school redistricting School Locator

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Approved Plan

The Board of Education at their June 11 meeting approved the plan for the high school redistricting, which creates an attendance zone for St. Charles High School and relieves overcrowding at the six existing high schools. The Board approved Superintendent of Schools James E. Richmond's recommendation of Proposal B with a modification.

The approved plan takes effect in August 2014 and moves incoming 9th, 10th and 11th graders, which are students in grades 7, 8 and 9 this school year. St. Charles is opening with grades 9, 10 and 11 and seniors in the Class of 2015 will finish at and graduate from their current school.

The modification allows for current eighth- and ninth-grade students who live in Block 3750 and were required to change from Theodore G. Davis Middle School to Matthew Henson Middle School as a result of redistricting to remain at North Point High School with transportation until they graduate. There are 76 students eligible for the modification. Current seventh graders living in Block 3750 will be required to attend Maurice J. McDonough High School in school year 2014-15.  

The approved plan opens St. Charles High School with 956 students, with 649 transferring in from Maurice J. McDonough, La Plata and Thomas Stone high schools. Attendance zone changes in the plan also alleviate overcrowding at the six existing high schools. The changes include the following:

The St. Charles High School zone consists of former areas included in McDonough, La Plata and Stone attendance areas. 

Areas of the Henry E. Lackey High School attendance zone move to the Maurice J. McDonough High School zone. McDonough also gains students from North Point and Westlake high schools as part of the plan.

North Point is currently the most overcrowded high school in Charles County. The redistricting plan moves attendance areas from North Point to Westlake and McDonough, and provides immediate relief to the school, which is almost at 141 percent of its 1,600 state-rated capacity. Students accepted in the Science, Technology and Industry (STI) programs are not included in the redistricting.

The plan also moves students from Westlake to Thomas Stone and adds areas from North Point into the Westlake attendance zone.

The high school redistricting takes effect in August 2014, when St. Charles opens for the 2014-15 school year.

Overview of redistricting

The Board of Education completed a yearlong comprehensive high school redistricting process. The objective of the redistricting is to create an attendance zone for the new St. Charles High School and to relieve overcrowding at existing high schools. The redistricting will be comprehensive and impacts all six existing high schools. Students impacted by the redistricting will not change schools until August 2014.

Timeline of High School Redistricting Process

Media Coverage and Correspondence with Parents

Public Hearings and Receiving Public Input

Which schools will be impacted?

All six high schools will be impacted. Affected students will change schools in August 2014.

Presentation of proposals

The Board approved its final redistricting decision on June 11, 2013, at its monthly meeting.

High School Redistricting Fact Sheet #1

High School Redistricting Fact Sheet #2

High School Redistricting Fact Sheet #3

High School Redistricting Fact Sheet #4

Early Entrance Option

More Information

Map of current high school zones – 2012


St. Charles High School Opening Process 

CCPS Residency Verification Program

Frequently Asked Redistricting Questions


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Redistricting Proposals

St. Charles

Proposal B


Henry E. Lackey

Proposal B


La Plata

Proposal B


Maurice J. McDonough

Proposal B


North Point

Proposal B


Thomas Stone

Proposal B



Proposal B


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