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Jefferson County school board passes school redistricting

November 30, 1999|By DAVE McMILLION

An attendance zone plan that determines how the county's high school student population will be divided was unanimously approved Thursday night by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

School officials said the plan strived to keep students living in developments and communities going to the same school, and Board of Education President Pete Dougherty said the plan turned out to be a "masterful move," particularly since redistricting plans can be controversial.

Superintendent of Schools Susan Wall said some comments about the plan were made at previous meetings and all were addressed. Anyone who opposes the redistricting plan may file an appeal to attend a different school, Wall said.

A new attendance zone for high school students had to be drafted since the new Washington High School is being built south of town along the Charles Town Bypass.

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Changes also are being made for attendance zones for middle schools since the current Ninth Grade Center next to Jefferson High School will become Wildwood Middle School when the new high school opens in the fall of 2008.

Attendance zones for elementary schools will not change under the plan.

Students currently enrolled in grades 9-11 will go to Jefferson High School.

Middle school students headed to high school



Under the plan that will go into effect in the fall of 2008, Charles Town Middle School students will go to Washington High School.

Harpers Ferry Middle School students who reside in the areas east of Halltown and north of U.S. 340, in Harpers Ferry, Bolivar, Bakerton, on Bakerton Road to Duncan Road, on Best Road and on Engle Switch Road from Engle Moler Road to Bakerton Road will attend Jefferson High.

All other Harpers Ferry Middle School students will attend Washington High School.

Shepherdstown Middle School students will attend Jefferson High School.

Wildwood Middle School students will attend Jefferson High School.

Elementary school students headed to middle school



Blue Ridge Elementary School students will go to Harpers Ferry Middle School.

T.A. Lowery Elementary students will go to Wildwood Middle.

North Jefferson Elementary students living on North Childs Road from Dalgo Lane to Leetown Road, on Darke Lane and east of Leetown Road and south of Old Leetown Pike to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds will attend Wildwood Middle.

All other North Jefferson Elementary School students will attend Shepherdstown Middle.

Ranson Elementary students will attend Wildwood Middle and Shepherdstown Elementary students will attend Shepherdstown Middle.

C.W. Shipley students who reside in Gap View, Stafford, Norwood and Meadow Brook subdivisions and on the south side of Engle Switch Road will attend Wildwood Middle School.

All other C.W. Shipley students will attend Harpers Ferry Middle School.

South Jefferson Elementary students who live on North Childs Road between Dalgo Lane and W.Va. 51, on Willingham Road, on Amber Road including the subdivision of Barleywood, on Rose Hill Drive and east of Leetown Road and on the north side of W.Va. 51 from Tuscawilla Hills to Leetown Road will attend Wildwood Middle.

South Jefferson Elementary students who live in Hidden River and on the north side of W.Va. 51 from Leetown Road to the Jefferson/Berkeley county line will attend Shepherdstown Middle School.

All other South Jefferson Elementary students will attend Charles Town Middle School.

Wright Denny Intermediate students who live in Schaeffers Crossing and Patrick Henry Estates will attend Wildwood Middle.

All other Wright Denny Intermediate students will attend Charles Town Middle School.

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