عربي

Welcome to our page dedicated to keeping you informed about Henrico County Public Schools redistricting for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years! Please check back regularly to see the latest developments.

With the help of public feedback, the Henrico School Board adopted a middle school redistricting plan to begin in school year 2018-19. The plan is an effort to address school overcrowding and affected the school zones for Brookland, Fairfield, Holman, Hungary Creek, Moody, Short Pump and L. Douglas Wilder middle schools.

Students who will be sixth-graders in fall 2018 and live in the rezoned areas will begin the 2018-19 school year attending their newly zoned middle school. You can see details about the plan by clicking below on “Redistricting Plan Details.”

 

Approved Option Beginning in the 2018-19 School Year:

  • Is your neighborhood subdivision included in the current draft redistricting options? View this list.*

    *Please note that the list only refers to subdivisions and may not include some apartments or townhomes. Please contact the HCPS Department of Research and Planning at the phone number or email address above if you need assistance.

    Option E Maps (4 pages)
    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected
    Redistricting Option Middle School Forecasts
    Redistricting Option High School Forecasts
    Impacted ES to MS Splits

    Overview of Option E

    • Shady Grove ES will feed entirely to Short Pump MS.
    • Twin Hickory ES will feed entirely to Short Pump MS.
    • A larger portion of Echo Lake ES will go to Holman MS.
    • A larger portion of Longan ES will go to Holman MS.
    • A larger portion of Chamberlayne ES will go to Brookland MS.
    • Part of Laburnum ES will go to Moody MS.
    • A larger portion of Harvie ES will go to Fairfield MS.
    • A new development, “Estates at Grey Oaks South,” will attend Kaechele ES.
    • The area sent to Brookland MS will continue to feed Hermitage HS.

    Pros:

    • Hungary Creek MS will get necessary relief from overcrowding.
    • L. Douglas Wilder MS will be able to accommodate the new gifted program.
    • Shady Grove ES will feed entirely into Short Pump MS (currently split between Holman and Short Pump MS).
    • Echo Lake ES split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS will be more balanced.
      • Current split (K-5): 24 percent Holman/76 percent Hungary Creek
      • Option E split (K-5): 38 percent Holman/62 percent Hungary Creek
    • Twin Hickory ES community behind Short Pump MS will be assigned to Short Pump MS (currently zoned to Holman MS), which improves transportation efficiency.
    • Springfield Park ES would feed entirely into Holman MS (currently split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS).
    • Area sent from L. Douglas Wilder MS to Fairfield MS will be closer to Fairfield MS and improve transportation efficiency.
    • Estimated poverty rates for four of the seven middle schools will move closer to the division’s overall percentage.

    Cons:

    • Longan ES will be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS, although the split would be balanced.
      • Option E split (K-5): 53 percent Holman MS/47 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Laburnum ES will split between Moody MS and L. Douglas Wilder MS, although the split would be balanced.
      • Option E split (K-5): 36 percent Moody MS/64 percent L. Douglas Wilder MS
    • Chamberlayne ES split will be less balanced between Brookland MS and L. Douglas Wilder MS.
      • Current split (K-5): 59 percent Brookland MS/41 percent Wilder MS
      • Option E split (K-5): 83 percent Brookland MS/17 percent L. Douglas Wilder MS
    • Harvie ES split will be less balanced between Fairfield MS and L. Douglas Wilder MS.
      • Current split (K-5): 62 percent Fairfield MS/38 percent L. Douglas Wilder MS
      • Option E split (K-5): 87 percent Fairfield MS/13 percent L. Douglas Wilder MS
    • Fairfield MS will split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS
      • Option E split (6-8): 7 percent Henrico HS/ 93 percent Highland Springs HS
    • Moody MS will split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
      • Option E split (6-8): 24 percent Henrico HS/76 percent Hermitage HS
    • Holman MS will feed three high schools (Deep Run, Glen Allen, J.R. Tucker) in Option E. No change in high school feeder patterns will be part of Option E redistricting for this area.
      • 21 percent J.R. Tucker HS/60 percent Glen Allen HS/19 percent Deep Run HS
    • Hungary Creek MS split between Glen Allen HS and Tucker HS will be less balanced.
      • Current split (6-8): 79 percent Glen Allen HS/21 percent Tucker HS
      • Option E split (6-8): 94 percent Glen Allen HS/6 percent Tucker HS
    • Option E will affect the most students: Number of students affected = 776

    Effects of Option E middle-to-high-school feeder pattern (additional splits):

    • Moody MS will be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
    • Holman MS shift will add a third split to J.R. Tucker HS.
    • Fairfield MS will be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When does the approved redistricting plan start?
    The plan takes effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year, with rising sixth-graders. Affected families will be notified in fall 2017.
  2. During the phase-in of the redistricting plan, will transportation be provided?
    Sixth-graders living in the affected areas will be transported to their area’s newly zoned school and seventh- and eighth-graders will be transported to the school for which the area was previously zoned. Transportation will continue to be provided during the two phase-in years. 
  3. My neighborhood has been rezoned to attend a different middle school starting in 2018-19; I would like to apply for a variance for my sixth-grade child to begin attending that newly zoned school a year earlier, in 2017-18. What is the process for requesting a variance and will transportation be provided?
    Sixth graders in 2017-18 may apply for a variance to attend the new middle school that your area will be attending in 2018-19. Requests will be considered if the new school’s enrollment is within current staffing permits. The process for requesting a variance can be found at http://henricoschools.us/school-assignmentvariance/. In accordance with HCPS policy, bus transportation would not be provided to the newly zoned school until 2018-19. 
  4. My child will be a sixth-grader attending the newly zoned middle school in 2018-19. Can my child’s older sibling get a variance to also attend the new school in 2018-19?
    Sixth-graders in the affected areas will attend the newly zoned school in 2018-19. Seventh- and eighth-grade siblings will have the option to attend the newly zoned school with the sixth-grade sibling by applying for a variance. Letters to affected families will be sent in fall 2017 and sibling variance forms should be returned by Dec. 1. Siblings that choose this option will be provided bus transportation to the newly zoned school, in accordance with HCPS policies. If older siblings choose to remain at the previously zoned school, bus transportation will continue to be provided during the two phase-in years. Unless other circumstances warrant a variance, sixth-graders in 2018-19 will not be given variances to attend the previously zoned middle school.
  5. My family is moving into one of the rezoned areas and my child will be a middle school student in 2018-19. What school will my child attend?
    In 2018-19, sixth-graders will attend the newly zoned middle school. Seventh- and eighth-graders will attend the previously zoned middle school. 

Check out the June 22 presentation to the School Board on the latest in the redistricting process.

The presentation materials include an analysis of a recent public survey on redistricting options.

Watch the final presentation to the School Board, and the School Board redistricting vote:

INTERACTIVE MAP (beta version)Check out a test version of a new interactive HCPS redistricting map! Type in your address on the map, then turn different layers on and off to see how various options would affect your neighborhood. Please keep in mind that this map may not work on all browsers and devices, and is a supplement to the PDF maps included with the option descriptions below.

For additional questions:

Please call the HCPS Department of Research and Planning at 804-652-3830 or email boundaries@henrico.k12.va.us. Summer business hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

Henrico County Public Schools would like to express its sincere gratitude to the families and stakeholders who contributed much time, energy and thoughtfulness into the redistricting process. We deeply appreciate and value the feedback we received from an engaged community.

  • Henrico County Public Schools is embarking on two important projects at the middle school level. The school division is proposing to open a new academy for gifted students in the fall of 2018 at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School. Additionally, the number of students at Hungary Creek Middle School has exceeded the school’s capacity. As a result, a two-year redistricting project is underway. Students who are currently in middle school or high school will not be impacted by redistricting.

    The project is taking place in phases over the next two school years. 

    Thank you for sharing your views on the redistricting process! Public involvement – including electronic surveys, public hearings and community input sessions – has been a vital part of the decision-making process. 

    2017-18 plan:
    A small pocket of Hungary Creek Middle School’s attendance area will be moved to Holman Middle School starting in fall 2017. The move is designed to reduce overcrowded conditions at Hungary Creek, and will only apply to students who are currently in fifth-grade or younger. Sixty-eight fifth-graders at Springfield Park and Longan elementary schools will be affected, and those families will receive detailed information about the change. Affected students would not be moved again as part of the 2018-19 changes, and the redistricting process will not affect current middle or high school students. You can see the affected pocket on this map, outlined in red at lower right. 

    2018-19:
    On June 22, the School Board adopted redistricting Option E to be implemented in fall 2018. Several draft proposals were offered for consideration by the public and the Board, and modified in response to feedback. Students who will be sixth-graders in fall 2018 will begin the 2018-19 school year attending their newly zoned middle school. You can see details about the plan, including maps and affected schools, by scrolling up and clicking on the bar labeled “Option E.”

  • UPDATE: May 26, 2017

    At its May 25 afternoon work session, the School Board heard an update on the redistricting process and decided to add an option to the redistricting mix. Option E joins Option A (Adjusted), Option C and Option D (Adjusted) as options currently under consideration for HCPS middle school redistricting.

    Along with other proposed changes, Option E would include several features not in other 2018-19 options. More students at Longan Elementary School would attend Holman Middle School than will attend in 2017-18; changes to Longan’s feeder pattern have not been included in other 2018-19 options. Also under Option E, all Twin Hickory Elementary School students would attend Short Pump Middle School.

    The Board asked HCPS staff members to prepare an analysis of how schools’ feeder patterns would be split by the various options under consideration, so that those splits could be more easily compared. The study is in progress.

    UPDATE: May 12, 2017
    At its May 11 afternoon work session, the School Board heard an update on the redistricting process and decided to replace redistricting Option D with a modified version, called Option D (Adjusted). The new Option D (Adjusted) joins Option A (Adjusted) and Option C as options currently under consideration for HCPS middle school redistricting. Here are details about each option. Any changes would take effect for the 2018-19 school year.

    UPDATE: May 10, 2017
    School division staff readied some modifications to middle school redistricting Option D to be presented to the School Board at its May 11 work session. HCPS staff called this draft of changes “Option D (Adjusted).”

    UPDATE: April 28, 2017
    At its April 27 work session, the School Board heard a presentation on progress for middle school redistricting for the 2018-19 school year. The HCPS Research and Planning Department, along with CropperGIS Consulting, had been analyzing public feedback received from April 5-23.

    Of the survey respondents, 73 percent live in the Holman MS zone, 19 percent in the Short Pump MS zone and 7 percent in other middle school zones.

    Staff members and the consultant talked about some option changes that had been suggested via public feedback. These ideas were carefully considered, but if adopted would affect almost 500 more students than current options. For this reason, HCPS staff members and the consultant recommended that the changes not be incorporated into the redistricting options.

    Board members asked that staff members and the consultant explore some other specific changes to current options that were suggested by members of the community.

    April 5, 2017: 
    Some updates to options for the larger 2018-19 redistricting phase became available, as well as a completely new draft option – Option D. The new possibilities were added in response to community input and incorporate the approved first phase of the redistricting project.

    The three draft options are an adjusted version of Option A; Option C; and the newly created Option D. 

     The three options arrived in time for a community input session April 6 at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, an informal open-house-style event. Members of the public dropped by, saw maps of proposed options displayed in the gym and discussed the draft options with School Board members, staff members and the redistricting consultant.

    At its March 23 monthly meeting, the Henrico School Board selected Option C for the 2017-18 first phase of the two-year middle school redistricting process. Sixty-eight rising students from Springfield Park and Longan elementary schools will be shifted from Hungary Creek to Holman in the fall of 2017, and those families will receive detailed information about the change. Affected students will not be moved again as part of the 2018-19 changes, and the redistricting process will not affect current middle or high school students. You can see the affected pocket on this map, outlined in red at lower right. 

    The move is designed to reduce overcrowded conditions at Hungary Creek, and will only apply to students who are currently in fifth-grade or younger. At its earlier afternoon work session, the Board heard an update presentation on redistricting from HCPS staff regarding the results of a public survey on the 2017-18 small-pocket options, along with a summary of comments received via email and at a public hearing. 

    On March 16, the School Board heard from members of the community at a public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 phase of the redistricting process. The public hearing was held at Glen Allen High School. You can hear audio from the public hearing on the BoardDocs website, which contains archives of agendas from School Board meetings and work sessions. Click on “Meetings,” then “March 16, 2017,” “View the Agenda,” and then on the “Public Hearing” link at left.

    On March 9, HCPS staff members and CropperGIS Consulting presented several draft redistricting proposals to the Henrico County School Board.

Additional Information:

  • The timeline for the two-phase middle school redistricting process; please note that the schedule is subject to modification as needed, although every effort will be made to minimize changes.

    Significant steps in the redistricting processDateLocationTime
    School Board update: Overview of processThursday, Feb. 23, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    3 p.m.
    School Board update: Presentation of draft redistricting optionsThursday, March 9, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    2 p.m.
    Public hearing on draft redistricting options for areas of proposed movement for Hungary Creek MS in fall 2017 (small-area modifications)Thursday, March 16, 2017Glen Allen High School
    10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060
    6-7:30 p.m.
    School Board update: Presentation of recommendations and approval of areas of proposed movement for Hungary Creek MS in fall 2017 (small-area modifications)Thursday, March 23, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    Work Session 2 p.m.
    Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Community input session on fall 2018 draft redistricting options (more comprehensive modifications)Thursday, April 6, 2017L. Douglas Wilder Middle School
    6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227
    6-7:30 p.m.
    School Board update: Presentation of community input on fall 2018 draft redistricting options (The School Board may direct HCPS staff to modify options.)Thursday, April 27, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    1 p.m.
    School Board update: Presentation of modified fall 2018 draft redistricting options (if needed)Thursday, May 11, 2017 New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    2 p.m.
     Public hearing on fall 2018 draft redistricting optionsThursday, May 11, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    6-7:30 p.m.
    School Board update: work session and monthly meetingThursday, May 25, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

    2pm work session

    meeting: 6:30 p.m.

    NEW: Community input session on fall 2018 draft redistricting optionsThursday, June 8, 2017 Hungary Creek Middle School
    4909 Francistown Road
    Glen Allen, Va. 23060 
     6-7:30 p.m.
    School Board update: Presentation of recommended fall 2018 redistricting plan and approval of fall 2018 boundary changesUpdated: Thursday, June 22, 2017New Bridge Auditorium
    5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
    1 p.m. work session, 6:30 p.m. meeting
  • 2017-18 phase (small-area plan)

    On March 23, the School Board decided on the small-scale first phase of a two-year middle school redistricting process. The Board voted to move a small pocket of Hungary Creek Middle School’s attendance area to Holman Middle School starting in fall 2017. The move is designed to reduce overcrowded conditions at Hungary Creek, and will only apply to students who are currently in fifth-grade or younger. Sixty-eight fifth-graders at Springfield Park and Longan elementary schools will be affected.

    Staff members will also recommend that if those families of affected rising sixth-grade students have older students in middle school, those students could also attend the new middle school; this would let families avoid having students in two different middle schools at once. School transportation will be provided during the phase-in of the plan.

    2018-19 phase (comprehensive proposal)

    All other approved school boundary adjustments will be implemented for the 2018-19 school year. Students who change schools during the limited 2017-18 boundary shifts would not be moved again for the more comprehensive 2018-19 plan, and those areas would not be rezoned in the larger-scale plan.

  • This redistricting project has three phases:

    Phase 1. Data Collection and Analysis
    Phase 2. Option Development
    Phase 3. Public Input and Potential Option Revision

    Phase 1 – Data Collection
    Henrico County Public Schools has a variety of data available to support the redistricting project. The school division maintains enrollment data and has obtained development data from the Henrico County Planning Office and from developers. Data collected for this redistricting project include:

    • Fall 2016 enrollment data
    • Student counts by school census tract
    • Student yield counts for new development
    • Feeder pattern information
    • Student program participation counts (eg., special education, IB, gifted)

    As data are collected, it is integrated into a geographic information system (GIS) to enable the consultant and HCPS staff members to analyze and develop options. The reports are provided as background documents for review on the HCPS website and are used to develop draft redistricting options.

    Phase 2 – Option Development
    HCPS has contracted with Cropper GIS (http://croppergis.com/) to manage the redistricting process. Cropper GIS specializes in demographic and facility planning for K-12 school systems, cities, counties and federal agencies. They have performed hundreds of redistricting studies and believe community input and participation is vital in a successful process.

    Cropper GIS, in consultation with school division planning staff, will develop draft-option scenarios using available data to achieve the redistricting study goals. The consultant and HCPS staff members will then share options publicly with the Henrico School Board for review. HCPS will gather community input and use it to revise options or develop new ones. The consultant and HCPS staff members will again share modified or new options with the School Board, and a public hearing will be held to collect additional input from stakeholders. Further modifications to the draft options may be made before a final recommendation is presented. The Henrico School Board will approve any school boundary changes.

    What are the roles of each stakeholder in the process?

    General Public:

    • Keep informed through website and public School Board meetings
    • Submit input though an online form, email, letter and other means
    • Attend and participate in community-input meetings and public hearings

    School Board:

    • Identify goals for the project
    • Communicate community input to redistricting consultant/division staff
    • Conduct public hearing for redistricting proposal
    • Approve any school boundary changes

    HCPS staff:

    • Provide data to the consultant and assist with option development
    • Communicate with stakeholders
    • Maintain web updates and notifications throughout the process

    Redistricting consultant (Cropper GIS):

    • Analyze data with HCPS staff to develop redistricting options
    • Present options to the Henrico School Board and public along with analysis of effects on enrollment and feeder patterns
    • Facilitate community-input meetings
    • Review and analyze stakeholder input on options throughout the process

    Phase 3 – Public Input and Potential Option Revision
    Community input is a vital component in the redistricting process. The School Board, HCPS staff and the redistricting consultant look to the community to provide contextual input on draft redistricting options. There will be multiple opportunities for the community to provide input, including:

    • Online comment forms/surveys
    • Emails, letters and petitions
    • Community-input session(s)
    • Public hearing(s)

    Data will be available throughout the process on the HCPS website, in order to provide the community with the materials needed to give informed feedback, and to maintain transparency. Public comments will help HCPS staff members and the consultant modify options or develop new ones.

    Throughout the process, the focus of communication will be on helping the community participate in developing a high-quality final redistricting plan.

    What communication strategies will be used in the process?

    HCPS website: Information about the project will be posted here for the public. This includes but is not limited to relevant data, meeting presentations and tabulations related to community input. The website is the main informational resource for the general public.

    Online Comment/Survey Form:  Stakeholders are encouraged to use the online comment/survey form available on the HCPS website to provide input on the redistricting options or the general process. Using the online form will let HCPS staff members and the consultant efficiently analyze the comments for trends and reporting purposes.

    Email: The project’s email address is boundaries@henrico.k12.va.us  and can be used to provide general comments about the process.

    Voice communication, social media, mailing and backpack flyers: A variety of methods will be used to inform the community of redistricting events, opportunities to participate, and general progress.

    Public meetings: The public will be invited to get information and provide input and feedback through a minimum of two open meetings. Other opportunities for public input will be provided as needed as the project progresses.

  • Specific contiguous school-attendance zones may be included in the redistricting project because of one or more of the following reasons:

    • Their need for enrollment relief due to student growth or instructional programming change.
    • Their zone configuration and proximity to schools needing enrollment relief.
    • Their available capacity.

    The project is focused on the attendance zones of the seven middle schools below. The scope is limited to these seven schools to minimize disruption to the broader community; to address critical needs in a concentrated area; and to reduce possible disruptions to school feeder-patterns that may need to be addressed.

    Brookland, Fairfield, and Moody: These schools are contiguous to Hungary Creek and/or L. Douglas Wilder Middle Schools and may have available space to allow adjacent attendance zones to be reconfigured, in order to address overcrowding in the area.

    (Brookland’s feeder schools are Chamberlayne, Dumbarton, Holladay, Johnson, Longdale and Trevvett.)

    (Fairfield’s feeder schools are Adams, Ashe, Harvie, Highland Springs and Ratcliffe.)

    (Moody’s feeder schools are Holladay and Lakeside.)

    Holman: The Holman zone lies between the Short Pump and Hungary Creek attendance zones and may help address overcrowding at adjacent schools as boundaries are reconfigured.

    (Holman’s feeder schools are Colonial Trail, Echo Lake, Rivers Edge, Shady Grove, Springfield Park and Twin Hickory.)

    Hungary Creek: Hungary Creek has enrollment above the schools’ capacity and new development will continue to contribute to overcrowding. The school will benefit from having its boundaries adjusted to address overcrowding.

    (Hungary Creek’s feeder schools are Echo Lake, Glen Allen, Greenwood, Longan and Springfield Park.)

    Short Pump: Short Pump has available space to support boundary adjustments in the area and is adjacent to Holman Middle School.

    (Short Pump’s feeder schools are Colonial Trail, Kaechele, Nuckols Farm and Shady Grove.)

    L. Douglas Wilder: In fall 2018, Wilder is slated to host a countywide academy for gifted students. When the program is fully phased in, the school will serve an additional 300 students. Because space will be needed to support the program, boundary adjustments are needed to prevent overcrowding.

    (Wilder’s feeder schools are Chamberlayne, Glen Lea, Harvie, Laburnum and Ratcliffe.)

  • A look at HCPS middle school enrollment:

    SchoolCapacity2016 enrollment2016 enrollment-to-capacity
    ratio
    2017 enrollment projection2017 enrollment-projection-to-capacity
    ratio
    Brookland1,3541,03476.4 percent1,08880.4 percent
    Fairfield1,3481,01175 percent1,02476 percent
    Holman1,05893087.9 percent92687.5 percent
    Hungary Creek9861,092110.8 percent1,148116.4 percent
    Moody1,2061,01884.4 percent1,03585.8 percent
    Short Pump1,23880965.3 percent83367.3 percent
    L. Douglas Wilder98277478.8 percent76377.7%

    Based on current enrollment data, planned development and instructional needs, the redistricting project will focus on three goals:

    1. Provide programming space for the academy for gifted students at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School.
    2. Provide relief for overcrowding at Hungary Creek Middle School, which is currently above capacity.
    3. Explore opportunities to reduce the concentration of poverty among those middle schools involved in the redistricting process, while maintaining a community-school concept.
  • This table shows the enrollment adjustments needed to both relieve overcrowding at Hungary Creek Middle School and create space for a countywide gifted academy at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School.

    The last column – “Approximate Targeted NET Adjustment” – shows either the number of students who would need to be removed from a school to meet a target (the yellow-shaded rows) or the number of students that a school could add before it reaches 90 percent capacity through the 2021-22 school year.

    MIDDLE SCHOOLEnrollment 2016-17Gifted Program Adjustment by 20202Functional CapacityUtilizationEnrollment Target
    (90 percent of Capacity)
    Approximate Targeted NET Adjustment1
    BROOKLAND1,034 1,35476.4 percent1,219185
    FAIRFIELD1,011 1,34875 percent1,213202
    HOLMAN930 1,05887.9 percent95222
    HUNGARY CREEK1,092 986110.8 percent887-205
    MOODY1,018 1,20684.4 percent1,08567
    SHORT PUMP809 1,23865.3 percent1,114305
    WILDER77430098278.8 percent884-190
    1“Approximate Targeted Net Adjustment” shows number of students exceeding the targets for relieving overcrowding at a school (yellow-shaded rows), or the number of students that a school can add before it goes over 90 percent.
    2Gifted program adjustment for Wilder MS will be phased in with 100 rising sixth-graders beginning fall 2018. An additional 100 students per year will be phased in through 2020, totaling 300 students at full implementation of the program.
  • Some common objectives and guidelines are used whenever HCPS conducts redistricting studies.

    Objectives
    Henrico Schools keeps four major objectives in mind when establishing school boundaries:

    1. To make efficient use of present and planned school facilities. To do this, HCPS looks at:
      • Current and projected student population growth within school census tracts and school zones.
      • Plans for new school construction.
      • Feasibility of facility expansion and/or renovation to provide comparable educational facilities.
      • Special programs at a particular school building that may have different space needs than typical classes. (Some special program classrooms, for example, typically have fewer students than classrooms arranged in a more traditional format.)
    2. To further the grade-level goals of elementary schools (K-5), middle schools (6-8) and high schools (9-12).
    3. To maintain the concept of geographic zoning for schools, which encourages the participation and involvement of geographically contiguous communities.
    4. To provide all students the best physical learning environment possible through the uniform and equitable use of facilities according to the division’s educational program needs.

    Procedural Guidelines

    Guidelines used when attendance zones are changed:

    HCPS tries to ensure the continuity of a child’s K-12 progress. This continuity seeks to avoid having a family with children in two different schools at the same educational level, except for the placement of children in special programs.

    Implementing a rezoning plan over several years is preferable if it minimizes the need for additional boundary changes for a community in the near or immediate future. (e.g., the possibility of phasing in certain changes to avoid additional changes when new school construction is completed.)

    HCPS tries to use major roads and natural boundaries  whenever feasible to define attendance zones.

    The school division makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that geographic zones are contiguous and that clearly identifiable community components, such as apartment units or subdivisions, are kept together if possible.

    All legal and judicial guidelines for the maintenance of a unitary school system are strictly adhered to.

    HCPS tries to establish zones where students can walk to school where possible.

    Henrico Schools tries to create attendance zones that work efficiently with the transportation system provided by the school division.

Past Options:

  • Option A Maps (4 pages)
    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected

    2017-18 phase (small-area proposal) – not selected
    This proposal, which was not selected by the School Board, would have moved a small pocket of students at Echo Lake ES and Glen Allen ES to Holman Middle School’s attendance zone beginning in 2017-18. It would have affected about 41 current fifth-graders.

    2018-19 phase (comprehensive proposal)
    Beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

    • All students at Shady Grove ES and half of students attending Twin Hickory ES would attend Short Pump MS.
    • More Echo Lake ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • The northern part of Glen Allen Elementary School’s attendance area would attend Holman MS.
    • Some areas now zoned for L. Douglas Wilder MS would attend Brookland MS and Moody MS.
    • All Brookland MS students would continue to attend Hermitage HS; this includes those in newly zoned Brookland attendance areas.

    Some pros and cons of Option A, as presented by HCPS staff members and CropperGIS Consulting:

    OPTION A
    Pros:

    • Hungary Creek MS gets some capacity relief.
    • Wilder MS is able to accommodate HCPS’ new gifted program.
    • Shady Grove ES feeds entirely into Short Pump MS (formerly split between Holman and Short Pump middle schools).
    • The Echo Lake ES split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS is more balanced. (The current split is 24% Holman/76% Hungary Creek; the Option A split would be 38% Holman/62% Hungary Creek)
    • Area sent from Hungary Creek MS to Holman MS (northern part of boundary) is more efficient in terms of transportation as opposed to Option C.
    • Twin Hickory Elementary School students who live in the community behind Short Pump MS would be assigned to Short Pump MS (currently zoned to Holman MS), which improves transportation efficiency.
    • A portion of the plan can be implemented in 2017-18 without moving students more than once.
    • Interim shifts are designed to give Hungary Creek MS immediate relief. (Option A rising 2017-18 sixth-graders: 41)
    • Estimated poverty rates for six of the seven middle schools move closer to division’s overall percentage.

    Cons

    • Twin Hickory ES is split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS, although the split is balanced. (The Option A split is 49% Holman MS/51% Short Pump MS.)
    • Glen Allen ES is split between Hungary Creek MS and Holman MS, although the split is balanced. (The Option A split is 61% Holman MS/39% Hungary Creek MS.)
    • Laburnum ES is split between Moody MS and Wilder MS, although the split is balanced. (The Option A split is 36% Moody MS/64% Wilder MS.)
    • Moody MS is split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS. (The Option A split is 24% Henrico HS/76% Hermitage HS.)
    • Some areas moved out of Wilder MS (to Moody MS) are closer to Wilder MS.
    • Moving area from Wilder MS/Henrico HS to Brookland MS/Hermitage HS is less efficient in terms of transportation.
    • Wilder MS estimated poverty rate stays above 70 percent, although the new gifted program is not included in the estimate.

    Additional effects of Option A on middle-to-high-school feeder pattern:

    • Moody MS is split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
  • Option A (Adjusted) Maps (2 pages)

    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected
    Redistricting Option Middle School Forecasts
    Redistricting Option High School Forecasts
    Impacted ES to MS Splits

    Option A (Adjusted)
    Beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

    • All students at Shady Grove ES and half of students attending Twin Hickory ES would attend Short Pump MS.
    • More Echo Lake ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • The northern part of Glen Allen Elementary School’s attendance area would attend Holman MS.
    • Some areas now zoned for L. Douglas Wilder MS would attend Brookland MS and Moody MS.
    • All Brookland MS students would continue to attend Hermitage HS; this includes those in newly zoned Brookland attendance areas.

    Pros:

    • Hungary Creek MS would get necessary relief from overcrowding.
    • L. Douglas Wilder MS would be able to accommodate the new gifted program.
    • Shady Grove ES would feed entirely into Short Pump MS (formerly split between Holman and Short Pump middle schools).
    • The Echo Lake ES split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS would be more balanced.
      • Current split (K-5): 24 percent Holman/76 percent Hungary Creek
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 38 percent Holman/62 percent Hungary Creek
    • The Twin Hickory ES community located behind Short Pump MS would be assigned to Short Pump MS (that area currently attends Holman MS). This improves transportation efficiency.
    • Springfield Park ES would feed entirely into Holman MS (formerly split between Holman and Hungary Creek middle schools).
    • Estimated poverty rates for five of the seven middle schools would be closer to the overall percentage for the school division.

    Cons:

    • Twin Hickory ES would be split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS, although the split is balanced.
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 49 percent Holman MS/51 percent Short Pump MS
    • Longan ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 33 percent Holman MS/67 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Glen Allen ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 23 percent Holman MS/77 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Laburnum ES would be split between Moody MS and Wilder MS, although the split is balanced.
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 36 percent Moody MS/64 percent Wilder MS
    • Chamberlayne ES split is less balanced between Brookland MS and Wilder MS
      • Current split (K-5): 59 percent Brookland MS/41 percent Wilder MS
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (K-5): 88 percent Brookland MS/12 percent Wilder MS
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
      • Option A (Adjusted) split (6-8): 24 percent Henrico HS/76 percent Hermitage HS
    • Holman MS would feed into 3 high schools (Deep Run, Glen Allen and J. R. Tucker) in Option A (Adjusted). No change in high school feeder patterns would be recommended for this area.
      • 13 percent J.R. Tucker HS
      • 56 percent Glen Allen HS
      • 30 percent Deep Run HS
    • Some areas that would be moved out of L. Douglas Wilder MS (to Moody MS) are closer to Wilder MS.
    • Area that would be moved from Wilder MS/Henrico HS to Brookland MS/Hermitage HS would be less efficient in terms of transportation.
    • Wilder MS estimated poverty rate would stay above 70 percent, although the new gifted program is not included in the estimate.
    • Highest option for number of students affected:
      • Number of students affected = 618

    Option A (Adjusted) middle-to-high-school feeder pattern effects (additional splits):

    • Moody would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
    • Holman shift would add a third split to J.R. Tucker HS.
  • Option C Maps (2 pages)

    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected
    Redistricting Option Middle School Forecasts
    Redistricting Option High School Forecasts
    Impacted ES to MS Splits

    Option C 
    Beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

    • All students at Shady Grove ES and half of students attending Twin Hickory ES would attend Short Pump MS.
    • Springfield Park ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • Some Longan ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • Students in the future River Mill development would attend Brookland MS and Hermitage HS.
    • Some students currently zoned to attend Wilder MS would attend Moody MS and Fairfield MS.

    Pros:

    • Hungary Creek MS would get more relief  from overcrowding than in other options.
    • L. Douglas Wilder MS would be able to accommodate the new gifted program.
    • A large future residential development, River Mill, would be moved to the Brookland MS zone. Currently, no students live in this area.
    • Assigning the River Mill development to Brookland MS would be more efficient for transportation than keeping that development in the Hungary Creek MS attendance area, where it is currently zoned to attend.
    • The Twin Hickory ES community located behind Short Pump MS would be assigned to Short Pump MS (that area currently attends Holman MS). This improves transportation efficiency.
    • Shady Grove ES would feed entirely into Short Pump MS, instead of being split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS.
    • Springfield Park ES would feed entirely into Holman MS, instead of being split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
    • Area that would be sent from Wilder MS to Fairfield MS is closer to Fairfield MS, so this option would improve transportation efficiency.
    • Affects the fewest number of students:
      • Number of students affected = 558
    • Estimated poverty rates for four of the seven middle schools would be closer to the overall percentage for the school division.

    Cons:

    • Longan ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option C split (K-5): 33 percent Holman MS/67 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Laburnum ES would be split between Moody MS and Wilder MS, although the split is balanced.
      • Option C split (K-5): 36 percent Moody MS/64 percent Wilder MS
    • Chamberlayne ES would be split among three middle schools.
      • Option C split (K-5): 59 percent Brookland MS/24 percent Moody MS/17 percent Wilder MS
    • Harvie ES split is less balanced between Fairfield MS and Wilder MS
      • Current split (K-5): 62 percent Fairfield MS/38 percent Wilder MS
      • Option C split (K-5): 87 percent Fairfield MS/13 percent Wilder MS
    • Greenwood ES would be split between Hungary Creek MS and Brookland MS
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS
      • Option C split (6-8): 7 percent Henrico HS/93 percent Highland Springs HS
    • Holman MS would feed into three high schools (Deep Run, Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker) in Option C. No change in high school feeder patterns would be recommended for this area.
      • 15 percent J.R. Tucker HS
      • 51 percent Glen Allen HS
      • 34 percent Deep Run HS
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS in Option C.
      • Option C split (6-8): 22 percent Henrico HS/78 percent Hermitage HS

    Option C middle-to-high-school feeder pattern effects (additional splits):

    • Holman MS changes would add a third split to J.R. Tucker HS.
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.
  • Option D Map (1 page)
    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected
    Option Membership (Enrollment) Forecast Tables

    Beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

    • Some Rivers Edge ES students would attend Short Pump MS
    • Springfield Park ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • Some Longan ES, Echo Lake ES, and Glen Allen ES students would attend Holman MS.
    • Some students currently zoned to attend Wilder MS would attend Moody MS and Fairfield MS.

    Some pros and cons of Option D, as presented by HCPS staff members and CropperGIS Consulting:

    OPTION D
    Pros:

    • Hungary Creek MS would get necessary relief from overcrowding.
    • Wilder MS would be able to accommodate the new gifted program.
    • Springfield Park ES would feed entirely into Holman MS (formerly split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS).
    • The Echo Lake ES split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS would be more balanced.
      • Current split (K-5): 24 percent Holman MS/76 percent Hungary Creek MS
      • Option D split (K-5): 38 percent Holman MS/62 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • The area that would be sent from Wilder MS to Fairfield MS is closer to Fairfield MS and would improve transportation efficiency.
    • The option would affect a similar number of students as Option C.
      • Number of student affected = 581
    • Estimated poverty rates for four of the seven middle schools would be closer to the overall percentage for the school division.

    Cons:

    • Longan ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option D split (K-5): 33 percent Holman MS/67 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • River’s Edge ES would be split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS (currently feeds entirely into Holman MS).
      • Option D split (K-5): 48 percent Holman MS/52 percent Short Pump MS
    • Laburnum ES  would be split between Moody MS and Wilder MS, although the split is balanced.
      • Option D split (K-5): 36 percent Moody MS/64 percent Wilder MS
    • Chamberlayne ES would be split among three middle schools.
      • Option D split (K-5): 59 percent Brookland MS/24 percent Moody MS/17 percent Wilder MS
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.
      • Option D split (6-8): 7 percent Henrico HS/93 percent Highland Springs HS
    • Holman MS would feed into three high schools (Deep Run, Glen Allen, J. R. Tucker) in Option D. No change in high school feeder patterns would be recommended for this area.
      • 12 percent J.R. Tucker HS
      • 37 percent Glen Allen HS
      • 51 percent Deep Run HS
    • The Twin Hickory ES area that is in a non-transportation zone for Short Pump MS would stay assigned to Holman MS, requiring bus transportation.
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS in Option D, but the split would be more balanced than Option A (Adjusted).
      • Option D split (6-8): 31 percent Henrico HS/69 percent Hermitage HS
    • Short Pump MS would be split between Deep Run HS and Glen Allen HS in Option D.
      • Option D split (6-8): 84 percent Deep Run HS/16 percent Glen Allen HS
    • Glen Allen ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option D split (K-5): 23 percent Holman MS/77 percent Hungary Creek MS

    Effects of Option D middle-to-high-school feeder pattern (additional splits):

    • Holman MS shift would add a third split to J.R. Tucker HS.
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.
  • Option D (Adjusted) Maps (4 pages)

    Estimated Poverty Rates by Option
    Estimated Number of Students Affected
    Redistricting Option Middle School Forecasts
    Redistricting Option High School Forecasts
    Impacted ES to MS Splits

    Option D (Adjusted)
    Beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

    Shady Grove ES would go entirely to Short Pump MS.

    • The Stone Mill neighborhood would go to Holman MS.
    • This option would fix the three-way split for Chamberlayne ES.
    • New development (Estates at Grey Oaks South) would attend Kaechele ES and Short Pump MS.
    • Area sent to Brookland MS would continue to be zoned for Hermitage HS.

    Pros

    • Hungary Creek MS would get necessary relief from overcrowding.
    • L. Douglas Wilder MS would be able to accommodate the new gifted program.
    • Springfield Park ES would feed entirely into Holman MS (currently split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS).
    • Shady Grove ES would feed entirely into Short Pump MS (currently split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS).
    • Echo Lake ES split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS would be more balanced.
      • Current split (K-5): 24 percent Holman/76 percent Hungary Creek
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 38 percent Holman/62 percent Hungary Creek
    • Area sent from Wilder MS to Fairfield MS would be closer to Fairfield MS and would improve transportation efficiency.
    • Estimated poverty rates for four of the seven middle schools would be closer to the division’s overall percentage.

    Cons

    • Longan ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 33 percent Holman MS/67 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Rivers Edge ES would be split between Holman MS and Short Pump MS (currently feeds entirely into Holman MS).
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 55 percent Holman MS/45 percent Short Pump MS
    • Glen Allen ES would be split between Holman MS and Hungary Creek MS.
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 24 percent Holman MS/76 percent Hungary Creek MS
    • Laburnum ES would be split between Moody MS and Wilder MS, although the split would be balanced.
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 36 percent Moody MS/64 percent Wilder MS
    • Chamberlayne ES split would be less balanced between Brookland MS and Wilder MS.
      • Current split (K-5): 59 percent Brookland MS/41 percent Wilder MS
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 83 percent Brookland MS/17 percent Wilder MS
    • Harvie ES split is less balanced between Fairfield MS and Wilder MS
      • Current split (K-5): 62 percent Fairfield MS/38 percent Wilder MS
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (K-5): 87 percent Fairfield MS/13 percent Wilder MS
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.
      • Option D split (6-8): 7 percent Henrico HS/93 percent Highland Springs HS
    • Holman MS would feed three high schools (Deep Run, Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker) in Option D. No change in high school feeder patterns would be recommended for this area.
      • 13 percent J.R. Tucker HS/41 percent Glen Allen HS/46 percent Deep Run HS
    • Twin Hickory ES area that is in non-transportation zone for Short Pump MS would stay assigned to Holman MS, requiring bus transportation.
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS in Option D (Adjusted), but the split is more balanced than Option A (Adjusted).
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (6-8): 24 percent Henrico HS/76 percent Hermitage HS
    • Short Pump MS would be split between Deep Run HS and Glen Allen HS in Option D (Adjusted).
      • Option D (Adjusted) split (6-8): 87 percent Deep Run HS/13 percent Glen Allen HS
    • This option would affect a comparable number of students as Option A (Adjusted).
      • Number of student affected = 636

    Option D (Adjusted) middle-to-high-school feeder pattern effects (additional splits)

    • Holman MS shift would add a third split to J.R. Tucker HS.
    • Short Pump MS would be split between Deep Run HS and Glen Allen HS.
    • Moody MS would be split between Hermitage HS and Henrico HS.
    • Fairfield MS would be split between Henrico HS and Highland Springs HS.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Henrico County Public Schools Department of Research and Planning at 804-652-3830.

To follow the latest developments in the process, you may also check BoardDocs to view upcoming discussions as well as past presentations. You can also visit our Middle School STEAM integration page to keep up with the gifted academy at Wilder and the integration of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – concepts across all HCPS middle schools.