Redistricting

As we approach the fall 2020 opening of a new, replacement Matoaca Elementary School, redistricting is necessary in order to optimize classroom space and address student enrollment at other schools.

The new Matoaca Elementary, under construction on the site of the soon-to-be-former Matoaca Middle west campus, is designed to accommodate 750 students. Currently, there are fewer than 400 students attending Matoaca Elementary.

A preliminary redistricting proposal under consideration by the School Board would shift approximately 110 students from Ettrick Elementary to Matoaca Elementary and approximately 95 students from Gates Elementary to Matoaca Elementary.


2016 countywide redistricting proposal was not acted on by the School Board; considered too disruptive based on the number of students it proposed to move.
At that time, the School Board acknowledged the likelihood of redistricting when replacement and/or renovated schools were built and opened.
Old Hundred Elementary would open at approximately 62 percent capacity, allowing for future growth.
Watkins, Swift Creek, Evergreen and Woolridge students would be transitioned to Old Hundred
Additional changes to nearby school attendance zones would be made to balance enrollments, improve operational efficiency and provide cleaner boundaries.


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