Please specify the areas that were once Albemarle districts that now are districted to another school. I am very interested in that.Originally posted by bulldog nation2014:
Yes the demographics has changed but that is due to mainly the redistricting. Amazingly those areas are the ones that were moved. In no way shape or form should north or west come into albemarle city limits. Especially west. They took the higher income families out of Albemarle when they redistricted. I guess lucky for north and west sucks to be albemarle and south who from what I understand were doing just fine before that. There are kids in South stanly HS backyard going to west stanly.
You want to know who is hurting the school system and these kids it's the ones who have the power that from what I gather don't really know what they are doing other than they love west and north.
Sorry but those are the facts. Look at the school district map and tell me I am wrong. Just the higher income areas of albemarle got moved. Interesting.
It is my understanding that the issue is that there has not been any definitive redistricting. The last redistricting moved some students from the North Stanly district to Albemarle. An example is Ridge Street going out past Park Ridge. Lac of redistricting hat has been the complaint for years as large redistricting options were always killed by the West Stanly area school board members. There are now board members that seem to be looking to the future much more than we have seen in the past.
Albemarle was it's own school system until the 1990's. At that time the system's district was the city limits. The city limits have moved further out as the city has annexed land therefore residences that once were located in non incorporated areas attended the county school. Those same houses are now in the Albemarle city limits and the students still attend the same school.
You mention South Stanly's district which once again goes back to the old district lines when the Norwood area boomed with industry and West was a farming community. I am unaware of South losing any district area in the last redistricting.
Redrawing the lines is something that should definitely be researched but with four high schools evenly populated the enrollment is in the 580's. Too many West Stanly students would drive by the high school to travel onto Albemarle. That would not be the correct move.