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2022-2023 Rezoning Information

Middle and High School Zoning Recommendation

Thank you to Austin Peay State University GIS for providing this interactive map. The map provided in this link has the ability to find their school zone by your address. 

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.

February 8, 2022 Final Zoning Recommendation

On February 8, 2022, RSP & Associates presented the final zoning recommendations to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board. Click here to view the presentation.

After listening to feedback from parents and guardians, the following rezoning transition phase-in, or rezoning exception, plan has been recommended:

Recommended Rezoning Transition Phase-In Plan

Middle School Students

Allow a choice for all currently enrolled 6th- and 7th-grade students 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 currently enrolled 8th-, 9th- and 10th-grade students 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. 

After a final plan has been approved at the February 22, 2022, School Board meeting, communications will be sent to the parents/guardians of all students impacted by the rezoning to share the rezoning exception form and process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the frequently asked questions and feedback received from stakeholders.

Feedback

Feedback on Zoning Recommendation

Please use this link to SurveyMonkey to provide feedback regarding the zoning recommendations.

Public Forums

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 17 Virtual Public Session

January 18 Virtual Public Session

Rezoning Process

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)

Current Building Capacity (per school) – PDF

The Timeline

The CMCSS Rezoning Committee has established a tentative timeline for the scope of work. The Zoning Team will begin meeting in November 2021 with the final presentation to the CMCSS School Board scheduled for the February 8, 2022, formal meeting.

The School Board is scheduled to approve a final rezoning recommendation at a special called session on February 22.

Feedback and questions regarding the rezoning process can be submitted by using the link above (see “Submit Your Feedback.”)

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. See the current capacity of each school here (pdf).
  • 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. 

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: 

  • 64-classrooms
  • 1,209 student capacity
  • Projected opening August 2022