Middle School (2022-23) and High School (2023-24) Rezoning Information
Thank you to Austin Peay State University GIS for providing this interactive map. In the layers menu, select “Proposed Middle School Zones” and deselect “Current School Zones” to view the new middle school (2022-23) AND high school (2023-24) approved boundaries.
February 8, 2022 Final Zoning Recommendation
On February 8, 2022, RSP & Associates presented the final zoning recommendations to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board and it was approved on February 22, 2022. Click here to view the presentation. The maps above show the approved new middle and high school boundaries.
After listening to feedback from parents and guardians, the following rezoning transition phase-in, or rezoning exception, plan was approved by the School Board:
Rezoning Transition Phase-In Plan
Middle School Students
Allow a choice for all students enrolled in 6th- and 7th-grade in the 2021-2022 school year to attend either their currently assigned middle school or their newly assigned middle school in 2022-2023. Transportation must be provided by the family. This choice will only apply for the student’s middle school attendance. Once the student reaches high school, he or she will be expected to attend their zoned high school.
High School Students
Allow a choice for all students enrolled in 8th-, 9th- and 10th-grade in the 2021-2022 school year (9th-, 10th- and 11th in the 2022-2023 school year) to attend either their currently assigned school or their newly assigned high school in 2023-2024. Transportation must be provided by the family or the student if he/she is able to drive.
January 4, 2022 Initial Zoning Recommendation
On January 4, 2022, RSP & Associates presented the initial zoning recommendations to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board. Click here to view the presentation.
CMCSS and RSP & Associates hosted three public forums to gain feedback from the community regarding the rezoning recommendations.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 5:30 pm (In-Person Meeting – Rossview High School)
January 18 Virtual Public Session
January 17 Virtual Public Session
In 2021, the district initiated the process of working with a third-party consulting firm with expertise in school system rezoning. In collaboration with the consulting firm and community stakeholders, the CMCSS Zoning Project Team will study and evaluate existing school zones and building capacities to identify opportunities to better serve students, per the district’s Zoning Procedure (OPS-P017). The following criteria guide the team’s work:
- Rezone as few students as possible
- Proximity of students to existing schools
- Transport students the least distance possible
- Equitable distribution of resources according to the learning needs of all students
- Enrollment capacity of existing schools
- Consideration of free and reduced lunch status (socioeconomics)
- Allow for future growth where possible (based upon Regional Planning Commission lot and permit data)
The Timeline (2021-22)
Why Rezoning? Growth in CMCSS.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. Rezoning is taken very seriously, and the district makes every effort to ensure stakeholders are involved in the process.
Important Facts to Know
- CMCSS has a 30-year average growth of 677 new students every year.
- Current enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is 37,769 students.
- Oakland, Rossview, and West Creek Elementary schools have all recently undergone expansion projects to address capacity.
- 85% capacity of a school is a KPI indicator. This allows for flexibility in programming and extracurricular opportunities.
- The goal of CMCSS is to not rely on portables as a permanent solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for the frequently asked questions and feedback received from stakeholders during the rezoning process.
Kirkwood Schools Complex
Kirkwood Middle is projected to open for the 2022-23 school year followed by Kirkwood High in 2023-24 and Kirkwood Elementary in 2025-26. With the Kirkwood schools’ openings and continued growth in Clarksville-Montgomery County, redistricting will be unavoidable. District leaders understand the uncertainty of zoning changes can be difficult for some families. The district is committed to engaging stakeholders throughout the process and will provide timely and transparent updates.
Kirkwood Middle School Building Facts:
- 1,209 student capacity
- Projected opening August 2022