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New Boundaries Approved for the WSD

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved new boundaries for all elementary, middle and high schools in the District to accommodate continued growth and a new elementary school and new high school under construction. The new schools were part of Proposition E, a $125 million no-tax-increase bond issue passed by voters in April 2018. The new elementary boundaries will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year when the new elementary school being built on Interstate Drive in Wentzville is scheduled to open. The new high school boundaries will go into effect beginning in the 2021-2022 school year when the new high school being built near West Meyer Road and North Point Prairie Road in Wentzville is scheduled to open.

 

At the December 2020 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the administration's recommendation that the District's middle school boundaries for the 2021-2022 school year will not change as previously approved by the Board of Education. The Board also approved the recommendation that beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, middle school boundary lines match the lines of the corresponding high school to allow for a clean feeder system once students reach the middle school level. This change will result in the following feeder systems beginning in the 2022-2023 school year:

 

Frontier Middle School will feed Liberty High School
South Middle School will feed Timberland High School
Wentzville Middle School will feed Holt High School
New Middle School will feed North Point High School 

 

The new boundaries were proposed by a Boundary Committee comprised of parents, community members, staff members and a Board member who met five times from May through November to develop the new attendance areas. The process also included an online survey and three community forums where the public was invited to provide feedback. The Boundary Committee considered current and projected enrollment numbers, birth data, free and reduced meal populations, transportation and existing feeder patterns when formulating the new attendance areas. “Everyone involved in this process appreciates how very personal and significant this change is for some students and families,” said Chief Communications Officer Mary LaPak. “We respect that, and we are confident that our caring staff will ensure a smooth transition for affected students and their families.”

 

The WSD continues to be the fastest growing school district in the state. The District has added, on average, nearly 600 students each year since 2001. This past year, enrollment increased from 16,789 students to 17,335 – an increase of 546 students. “Each WSD school is exceptional,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “At the end of the day, all WSD students will be in a school where the bar is set high and where our phenomenal educators will ensure every child has the tools they need to be successful.” 

 

 

New Boundaries