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CMS board votes on boundaries to relieve overcrowded schools

The Olympic Relief High School recommendation includes assignments for students that will go into effect during the 2022-23 school year.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education voted on the boundaries for a new classroom to help relieve overcrowded schools in the district, including Olympic High School

The new 100-room high school, located on York Road in Steele Creek, will relieve overcrowding at Olympic High School and will offer an intact feeder pattern for students of Nations Ford and Starmount Academy of Excellence

The Olympic Relief High School recommendation includes the following assignments for students, and will go into effect during the 2022-23 school year:

Olympic Relief

High school students in the portion of South Pine Elementary attendance area -- which continues to Southwest MS; Palisades Park, Elementary, Winget Park Elementary and River Gate, Elementary attendance areas -- will move to a new high school. This also includes a portion of the Lake Wylie Elementary attendance area, which continues to Southwest Middle School.

Olympic High School

High school students in the Nations Ford attendance area will remain at Olympic High School. Students in the Berewick Elementary and Steele Creek Elementary as well as students in the portions of Lake Wylie Elementary and South Pine Elementary which continue to Kennedy Middle School will continue to be assigned to Olympic High School. 

South Mecklenburg High School

High school students in the portion of the Starmount Academy attendance area west of South Boulevard, which currently continues to Carmel Middle School and Harding High School, will relocate to South Mecklenburg High School.

There are exceptions to this: senior high school students will not have to move, and elementary and middle schools will not be impacted by the plan. 

The proposed school boundary for Bain/Lebanon Road/Piney Grove Relief also passed, but not without changes.  

An amended motion passed that would keep the Crestdale community in Matthews Elementary School. 

Below is a breakdown of the school boundaries that passed. The Bain/Lebanon Road/Piney Grove map does not include the amended motion made during the Nov. 9 meeting. 

During the Nov. 9 BOE meeting, CMS also voted on a new redistricting map. The board was presented with two plans and passed map CS2. That map is pictured below: 

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