FCPS Plans Redistricting Study in Anticipation of New Waverley Elementary Opening

FCPS Plans Redistricting Study in Anticipation of New Waverley Elementary Opening

Frederick County Public Schools is planning a redistricting study in preparation for the opening of a replacement Waverley Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.

The purpose of the redistricting study is to balance enrollments at Waverley, Hillcrest, Whittier and Butterfly Ridge elementary schools. Minor changes are also proposed for the West Frederick, Monocacy and Crestwood middle school boundaries and the Frederick and Gov. Thomas Johnson high school boundaries to address split feeder challenges.

The redistricting study will be led by FCPS facilities planning staff. FCPS will collect data, evaluate options, present options to Interim Superintendent Dr. Mike Markoe and prepare a recommendation.

The public will have several opportunities to provide feedback:

January 26: The interim superintendent’s recommended redistricting plan is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Education of Frederick County.
February 1:  A community meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the Waverley ES cafeteria to discuss proposed redistricting.
February 9: A public hearing is scheduled at the Board meeting.
February 23: The Board is scheduled to make a decision about the new attendance boundaries during its Feb. 23 meeting.

Waverley Elementary is being replaced on its current site. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2022 with a state-rated capacity of 1,019 students. Due to residential growth in the area, the replacement Waverley Elementary is larger than the Board’s recommended maximum elementary school size of 700.  

More details about the redistricting study are available online. Feedback can also be shared at WaverleyRedistricting@fcps.org.