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2022 HCPSS Feasibility Study

2022 HCPSS Feasibility Study is available now. This is to help the board to define the boundary of High School 13 (at Jessup, along the mission road), which will be opened in Fall 2023. There are four redistricting scenarios discussed in the study.

Here is how to find your polygon number: https://chaowu.org/2017/06/24/how-to-find-hcpss-school-polygon-map-number/

Scenario A

Scenario B

Scenario C

Scenario D

Just as I said during the last redistricting in 2019, we should define the core area for High School 13 at that time to reduce unnecessary moves this year. Unfornatuely the majority of the board did not listen to me and we are facing a large reshuffling again. It will be a huge challenge for students, and families. At the same time, let’s get excited for a new high school opening. The last new high school is Marriotts Ridge High School, which opened in 2005, 17 years ago.

The whole document is attached here.

Polygon numbers for the HS 13 impact area

A few people approached me with questions for the presentation on HS 13 impact areas by our consultant during the HS 13 redistricting community meetings. Here is my 2019 post on this topic. You will find the polygon numbers and other relevant info.

2019 Superintendent’s proposal for High School 13 boundary

A side note: Readers should not use that map as reference since that map was presented before the last redistricting. Many things has changed. It is unfortunate they used that map for illustration which causes confusion.

The latest redistricting information could be found out: https://www.hcpss.org/school-planning/redistricting-for-23-24/

Here is the link to find your own polygon:

https://hcpss-gis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b1d3153921514fbead0abb0f92090217

2019 Superintendent’s proposal for High School 13 boundary

Finally I received the polygon numbers for High School 13 from Office of School Planning. There are two defined areas:

  1.  high probability polygon (yellow color)
  2. moderate probability polygons ( dark green color)

A community volunteer, named SP, helped me plot the map:

HS 13 on focus

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Large map:

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High Resolution Map:

BoE – HoCo HS13 Impact Map Colors

Student Population using this boundary

I calculated the student population based on the polygon numbers proposed by the Office of School Planning for the following 5 years, including 2018-2019 year.

High School Level

HS 13 student number

With this proposed boundary, we have extra 1400 students over the capacity when the school opens in 2023. So there is a lot of work to do to narrow down the boundary. We need avoid moving students multiple times.

Middle School Student Number within this boundary

Middle school student number

Elementary School Student Number within this boundary

elementary student number

Data available for download

HS13_Polygons

HCPSS-Student-Number-by-Polygon

How do you like it? Looking forward to your feedback at redistricting@hcpss.org. 

High School 13 school boundary

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

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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: