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School Zones 2014-15

A district rezoning will occur for Murfreesboro City Schools in the 2014-15 school year.  Complete information will be sent to parents who currently have students enrolled in a MCS school in the upcoming weeks.

The rezoning reestablishes Reeve-Rogers as a traditional zoned K-6 campus, moves pre-k classrooms to school campuses and reestablishes Bellwood as a K-6 campus for Discovery School. The rezoning overrides any past zone waivers, grandfather clauses, etc.

Link to Street Index in Alphabetical Order 

2014-2015 Street Index

Maps of New Zoning – (Some streets are not reflected in the maps, the street index is the most reliable source.)

Final Zones 2014-15
Proposed Black Fox Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Bradley Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Cason Lane Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Hobgood Zoning 2014-15
Proposed John Pittard Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Mitchell-Neilson Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Northfield Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Overall Creek Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Reeves Rogers Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Scales Zoning 2014-15
Proposed Siegel Zoning 2014-15

Grandfathering and Sibling Attendance Policy

  • If rezoned to a new school location, rising 5th and 6th grade students can choose to remain in their current school.  No transportation service will be available for this option. However, students can complete their elementary schooling at the school if they can provide their own transportation.
  • Younger siblings who have a brother or sister taking advantage of the rising 5th and 6th grade grandfathering option can attend the school along with the sibling as long as both were in the school when during the 2013-14 school year. No transportation service will be available for this option.

 

Choice Schools 

Bradley Academy, Hobgood Elementary and Mitchell-Neilson Schools will be zoned plus choice schools. The three campuses will accept limited student applications outside their zones for students interested in their focus areas.

  • Bradley Academy – Arts Integration
  • Hobgood Elementary – STEM
  • Mitchell-Neilson – Leadership

Choice School Application

 

The 2014-15 school year rezoning overrides any previous zone waivers and grandfather clauses.

Additional information on school registration for Pre-K through 6th grade will soon be available.

When is registration for the 2014-15 school year?

1st through 6th grade

Returning MCS students – Rising 1st through 6th (current k-5) student registration will occur on March 24. Registration will coincide with the Parent Teacher Conferences from 11 am – 7 pm. Parents should bring documents (water bill, electric bill, gas bill) to verify their current address. Parents should register students at the school they currently attend. Complete registration material will be sent home with your child during the week of March 17.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten registration will be May 8 & 9.  On May 8, registration will occur during the school day with extended hours through 5 p.m.  On May 9, registration will be open during the regular school hours.  Students should register at their 2014-15 zoned school.  Overall Creek students will register at Scales. Reeves-Rogers students will register at Pittard Elementary.

Children turning five years old before August 15 are eligible for kindergarten.  Kindergarten registration packets will be available on-line in early April.

AGE GUIDELINES: Children entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 15. Students that attended a state approved preschool during 2013-2014 school year and are five (5) years of age on or before August 30 are also eligible to attend.

New Student Enrollment Packet

Preschool

Preschool registration will be held during the school day from April 7 – 25 at Bellwood Bowdoin Preschool.  Testing times will be set at the time of registration. Additional details can be found at the Bellwood Preschool website or downloading the Preschool Application below.

Preschool Registration 2014-15

If you have questions about your zoning, please see street index located under the news tab or contact the district office by clicking on the icon “Ask MCS”.

Out of City Student App

What is the proposed grandfathering clause for the rezoning?

RECOMMENDED GRANDFATHERING AND SIBLING ATTENDANCE PLAN

If rezoned to a new school location, allow rising 5th and 6th grade students to remain in their current school.  No transportation service would be available for this option but students can complete their elementary schooling at the school if they can provide their own transportation.

Younger siblings who have a brother or sister taking advantage of the rising 5th and 6th grade grandfathering option can attend the school along with the sibling as long as both were in the school when this zoning plan is implemented.  No transportation service will be available for this option.

Should all students receive progress reports?

Yes! All students should take home a progress report so that parents are informed of potential areas of need/concern so that parents can be involved with intervention and strategies used to ensure opportunity for improvement before the final grading report.

What are CRA’s?

CRA’s are Constructed Response Assessments that require 3-6 grade students to explain conceptual understanding instead of only procedural. Example: 6 x 6 = 36….students must explain how they came to the answer “36″ instead of stating that they “did it in their head” or the “calculator told me.” They need to explain with illustrations, models, and words that 6 x 6 represents groups and sets, showing conceptual vs. procedural.