While I am waiting for the school staff to send the board the detailed possible boundary for HS 13, I am working with other board members to explore it too. I want to make sure we create minimal impact to students around that area while solving the overcrowding issue in Howard High and other schools. Double/triple boundary adjustment should be avoided as much as possible.
Note: Last redistricting happened in 2018. Next redistricting will be in 2020. Then next large scale redistricting will be in 2023 ( because of High School 13 opening and 200 additional seats will be available in Hammond High School)
I am also looking for the community input. HS 13 has a capacity of 1650 students. Here is the number of student polygon https://chaowu.org/2019/08/23/hcpss-student-number-by-polygons/.
Here is the map with polygon. From the map, you can see the need for High School 14 in the North East area ( Elkridge area).
Area map with polygon number
Please share your input as the following format: core HS 13 area, and possibly included areas. Please include the polygon number and student number. We want to create a plan with around 1500 students. Please consider community continuity/ historical/culture/transportation/etc factors.
The plan for HS 13 from the superintendent:
The whole HCPSS map with superintendent’s proposed redistricting 2020: