2018-19 Enrollment Plan

two kids Enrollment 17-18 overview
  • UPDATE 12/19: The Board of Education approved the final Student Enrollment Plan for the 2018-19 school year. Find your base school assignment and application schools.


    Why is this happening?

    The main drivers of this plan are the opening of four new schools in the 2018-19 school year: 
    • South Garner High School, 8228 Hebron Church Road, Garner (Opening for 9th and 10th graders)
    • Apex Friendship Middle School, 7701 Humie Olive Road, Apex
    • Bryan Road Elementary School, 8317 Bryan Road, Garner
    • Buckhorn Creek Elementary School, 5651 Honeycutt Road, Holly Springs
    We are committed to smart growth and planning strategies that promote healthy schools and address school crowding. We currently have more than 160,000 students, and are projected to add nearly 23,000 additional students by the 2024-25 school year.  
    Watch the video to learn more about how we use smart planning and creativity to manage growth.

    We are opening new schools every year to plan for this growth. New schools are populated with students from existing schools. This is what causes the majority of changes to student assignments. In some cases, a proposed change in assignment is caused by the opening of a new school, but the student is assigned to another existing school in the area. 
    We also are proposing a number of other changes related to balancing school populations and a state-mandated reduction in K-3 class sizes.
    Our school board and district staff makes these decisions by weighing four factors: Student Achievement, Stability, Proximity and Operational Efficiency.
    Watch the video to learn more about the Four Pillars.