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Chamblee Redistricting Options – Meeting 2

The New John Lewis Elementary facility located at 2630 Skyland Drive, 30319 will be opening Fall 2019. This facility will have over 500 additional seats of capacity compared to the existing facility.

Because of the space made available by this new, larger facility, the John R. Lewis ES Redistricting process is being undertaken this Fall (2018), and will affect schools in the Cross Keys and Chamblee clusters as well as move 300 students temporarily redistricted to the Druid Hills cluster back to schools in the Cross Keys cluster.

The purpose of this redistricting process will be to determine new attendance lines for John R. Lewis ES and to better balance student enrollment in the areas around the new school facility. This redistricting will be the first of three years of redistricting in the Cross Keys and Chamblee clusters, as a new elementary school is scheduled to open in the northern part of the Cross Keys cluster in Fall 2020 (one year after the new John Lewis ES opens), and the new Cross Keys HS and converted Cross Keys MS facilities will open in Fall 2021.

Public Input: Round 2 (Wed October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)


Option 1: Focus on Geographic Proximity to John R. Lewis ES
Option 2: Focus on Intact Neighborhoods
Option DS: Not gerrymandered – From Reader David S (updated 10/24 @ 5pm)



Option DS
Thank you David S for providing us with this option …

  Round 2 Presentation

Round 2 Redistricting Maps:

Rebuilt John R. Lewis Elementary School
• Opening August 2019
• 900+ seat school
• 500+ seats of available capacity

Cross Keys Cluster Overcrowding at
• Woodward ES (108%)
• Montclair ES (114%)
• Dresden ES (132%)


Redistricting Process Estimated Opening School
Fall 2018 Fall 2019 New John R. Lewis Elementary School
Fall 2019 Fall 2020 New Doraville Elementary School
Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Cross Keys Middle School Conversion, New Cross Keys High School, Chamblee Charter High School Building Addition

First Round – Cross Keys HS– October 2, 2018
Objective: Collect community input within the board approved criteria

Second Round – Cross Keys HS– October 24, 2018
Objective: Collect community input on presented redistricting options based on board approved criteria

Third Round – Cross Keys HS– November 27, 2018
Objective: Collect community input on Staff Recommended Plan based on board approved criteria

Board approved redistricting plan resulting from this process would go into effect August 2019

Students rising into 5th, 8th, 11th, and 12th grades will have the option to continue in their former school, with no transportation provided

The Superintendent’s Recommendation is based on feedback from all three rounds of public engagement and may look nothing like the options presented tonight (Round 2)

Make Chamblee Charter HS Better Not Bigger

The architects for the Chamblee Charter HS building additions have provided two options for the 600 seat building additions.

DeKalb Schools is planning on constructing a 600-seat, three-story addition to Chamblee Charter High School (CCHS). The original anticipated start date was November of this year, but the school district is still figuring out how to go about doing this.

This project will not include any renovations or additions to existing art rooms, locker rooms, band room, choir room, gymnasium, fields, administrative offices, storage or any other core spaces or surrounding infrastructure.

The architect for CCHS, Hussey Gay Bell, has provided two options for the addition. One requires a land purchase and one does not. The CCHS Construction Advisory Committee (CAC) have been shown these options. The school district is exploring the process for going down each path.

I’ve never heard of anybody doing anything like Option 2. I thought people were kidding when I first heard about it.

OPTION 1 – Purchase land adjacent to the high school

CCHS Scheme 1

OPTION 2 – Build a parking garage and put an elevated athletic field on top of the parking garage.

CCHS Schema 3


Second round of public meetings scheduled for the new John R. Lewis Elementary facility, and redistricting in the Druid Hills cluster

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will conduct six (6) public meetings as a part of two (2) upcoming redistricting efforts involving the new John R. Lewis Elementary Elementary facility and the Druid Hills High School cluster.

These two (2) redistricting efforts are to address additional capacity created by the new John Lewis Elementary facility, as well as the overcrowding of elementary schools in the Cross Keys and Druid Hills High School Clusters.

The second of three (3) meetings will present three (3) proposed options for redistricting. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the redistricting options in small groups and provide input to the formation of the staff-recommended redistricting option.

All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m.

John Lewis ES redistricting:
Schools affected may include Ashford Park ES, Dresden ES, John R. Lewis ES, Montclair ES, Montgomery ES, Woodward ES, Chamblee MS, Sequoyah MS, Chamblee HS, and Cross Keys HS.

MEETING 2 – Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018** at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Cross Keys High School
1626 North Druid Hills Road
Brookhaven, GA 30319

** This event has been updated from its original date.

Druid Hills Cluster elementary redistricting:
Schools affected may include Avondale ES, Briar Vista ES, Fernbank ES, Laurel Ridge ES, and McLendon ES.

MEETING 2 – Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Druid Hills Middle School
3100 Mount Olive Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

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