• JCPS Boundary Committee

    The committee was created to evaluate district data* to develop scenarios that represent two balanced middle school attendance areas that will then populate two JCPS high schools in the fall of 2019 (for the 2019-2020 school year).  

    (*Student capacity at each building and the percentage of students receiving a free or reduced meal price due to household income levels.)

    Resources:

    1) Please read this important message from JCPS Superintendent Larry Linthacum regarding the work of the JCPS Boundary Committee.

    2) View Superintendent Larry Linthacum's updated presentation, given to Thorpe Gordon Elementary families on March 5th.

    3) Click here to view the current JCPS boundary lines/attendance areas, and see which elementary schools currently attend which middle school.

    PROPOSED Boundary Committee Scenarios: 

    The committee drafted the following scenarios during small group online work sessions.  These scenarios were discussed in detail at the latest meeting on February 5, 2018. Please remember that these scenarios are just that -scenarios that simply provide a starting point for much further discussion and deliberation. 

    View a chart that outlines the five goals of the committee's work - and how each proposed scenario meets, or does not meet, those goals.

    **Following the 2.5.18 boundary committee meeting, these scenarios have been determined most optimal (at this point in the process):   

    **Scenarios 1 & 9 (same) 
    These scenarios would keep middle school attendance areas as they are currently, with LCMS students attending JCHS, and TJMS students attending the second high school. No changes would be made to current situation. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map 

    **Scenario 7
    This scenario represents a very even student population at each middle/high school, as well as a very even poverty level at each middle/high school. A small portion of the Cedar Hill attendance area (near the second high school site) is moved to TJMS/second high school, with the rest of the Cedar Hill attendance area continuing to attend LCMS/JCHS. The entire Thorpe Gordon attendance area is moved to LCMS/JCHS. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.

    **Scenario 10, Group 1
    This scenario moves the entire Thorpe Gordon attendance area to LCMS/JCHS (Thorpe Gordon's attendance area is currently split between LCMS/TJMS).  Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.
     

    **Scenario 13 
    Scenario(s) 13 (& 14) resemble scenario 10, with the exception of taking a piece of Cedar Hill and moving it to TJMS, instead of LCMS.  In either scenario, that piece of Cedar Hill could be moved to South.  
    Click here for enrollment data and to view the map. 

    **Scenario 14
    This scenario moves approximately 20 students from Cedar Hill to South School, feeding TJMS/second high school.  Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.

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     Following the 2.5.18 committee meeting, these scenarios have been tabled, but are not excluded/removed from discussion:

    Scenario 2:
    This scenario did not focus on middle/high school attendance areas. No enrollment data or map was saved.

    Scenario 3:
    This scenario was created based on drive-time. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.  

    Scenario 4:
    This scenario used Southwest Blvd/Hwy. 54 and State Road B as the attendance area dividing lines to create easy-to-follow and define boundaries. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map. 

    Scenario 5:
    This scenario used Hwy. 54 and State Road C as the main dividing lines. However, no enrollment data or map was saved, as this scenario created a large imbalance in poverty levels at each middle/high school.

    Scenario 6:
    This scenario moves the entire Thorpe Gordon attendance area to LCMS/JCHS (Thorpe Gordon's attendance area is currently split between LCMS/TJMS). This scenario also moved a portion of the Cedar Hill attendance area to TJMS/second high school, and a portion of the Lawson attendance area to LCMS/JCHS. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.

    Scenario 8, Group 1:
    This scenario moves part of the current West attendance area to LCMS/JCHS. A portion of the Belair attendance area is also moved to LCMS/JCHS.  The entire Cedar Hill attendance area is moved to TJMS/second high school. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map. 

    Scenario 8, Group 2:
    This scenario splits the Cedar Hill attendance area.  Students living south of Hwy. C remain at LCMS/JCHS. The rest of the Cedar Hill attendance area would switch to TJMS/second high school. The scenario also 
    splits the West attendance area, moving a small number of students living near the Missouri River to LCMS/JCHS. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.

    Scenario 8, Group 3:
    This scenario splits the Cedar Hill attendance area.  Students living south of Hwy. C remain at LCMS/JCHS. The rest of the Cedar Hill attendance area would switch to TJMS/second high school. The scenario also splits the West attendance area, moving a large number of students to LCMS/JCHS. Click here for enrollment data and to view the map.

     

    Boundary Committee Meeting Schedule:

    Upcoming Meetings:

    • March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Miller Performing Arts Center atrium - 501 Madison St.
    • April 3, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Middle School Parent/Family Discussion - TJMS cafeteria
    • April 10, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Lewis & Clark Middle School Parent/Family Discussion - LCMS cafeteria

    Previous Meetings:

    • December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m., Dix Road Education Center - 204 Dix Road
    • January 4, 2018 group 1 work session, @ 4:30 p.m., Capitol View Room - 315 E. Dunklin
    • January 8, 2018 group 2 online work session*
    • January 16, 2018 group 3 onine work session*
    • January 18, 2018 group 2 redo of 1/8 online work session*
      *online discussions were open for public viewing at the Central Office, Capitol View Room 
    • February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Lawson Elementary Parent/Family Discussion - 1105 Fairgrounds Rd.
    • February 5, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Dix Road Education Center - 204 Dix Road
    • March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m., Cedar Hill Elementary Parent/Family Discussion - 1510 Vieth Dr.
    • March 5, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., Thorpe Gordon Elementary Parent/Family Discussion - 1101 Jackson St.
    • March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m., South Elementary Parent/Family Discussion - 707 Linden Dr.


    Boundary Committee Members: 

    Committee members (note: listed attendance area school) may be contacted via email - firstname.lastname@jcschools.us

    Ashley Angle-Pioneer Trail
    Leslie Backstrom-Callaway Hills
    Brad Bates-East School
    Carla Brown-East School
    Jennifer Carroll-North
    Denise Chapel-South
    Melanie Cook-North
    Ashleigh Curran-Thorpe Gordon
    Jim Farthing-Moreau Heights
    Carlos Graham-Cedar Hill
    Keith Halcomb-West
    Danielle Hubbard-East
    Susan Iaasacs-Belair/Cedar Hill
    Greg Jones-Lawson
    Ashley Kaufman-Thorpe Gordon
    Tara Kloeppel-Callaway Hills
    Matt Krause-Belair
    Tanya Lee-Lawson
    Erika Leonard-Cedar Hill
    Karen Lowery-West
    Denise McCorkle-South
    Sarah McDonald-Callaway Hills
    Alan Mudd-South
    David Nelson-West
    Abi Padgett-Cedar Hill
    John Rodemann-Moreau Heights
    Delora Scaggs-Pioneer Trail
    Buster Schrage-Belair
    Dee Dee Shelton-Belair/Thorpe Gordon
    Bobby Showers-Moreau Heights
    Sherri Thomas-Pioneer Trail
    Vicky Welch-North