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Old 05-14-2017, 04:46 PM
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Greenville County Schools just released their Long-Range Facilities Plan for fiscal years 2018-2022. It includes enrollment projections through the 2021-2022 school year as well as other projections and new facilities the district is projecting will be needed.

Seems like charter schools are keeping growth down, especially at the high school level. That will only accelerate with Green Charter adding the high school grades and the fact that NEXT, which just opened, has a capacity of 1,200. Now that they have transferred/are transferring their charters GTCHS, BMC, and GMC are no longer subject to the enrollment limit of 440. Unsure if they'll decide to expand, though.

Expansions that are being built/projected:


120-seat Sara Collins Addition (new capacity: 920) - 2017-2018
221-seat Rudolph Gordon Addition (new capacity: 1,000) - 2018-2019
261-seat Summit Drive Addition (new capacity: 750) - 2020-2021

Projected beyond 2021-2022:

196-seat Ellen Woodside Addition (new capacity: 1,030)
200-seat Mountain View Addition (new capacity: 1,100)
227-seat Fork Shoals Addition (new capacity: 1,030)
170-seat Simpsonville ES Addition (new capacity: 1,010)
236-seat Robert E. Cashion Addition (new capacity: 1,060)

New North Area Elementary School (capacity: 750) - to relieve Mauldin, Pelham Road, Sara Collins, Buena Vista, and Woodland, located on site of old J.L Mann HS

Not sure where the rationale for some of these are coming from considering some of these schools are already well below capacity (Cashion, Ellen Woodside), but perhaps these could be more like 2030 goals.


Rudolph Gordon K-8 Addition (capacity: 500) - 2018-2019 (to relieve Bryson, Hillcrest, Riverside MS)

Projected beyond 2021-2022:

New Northern Middle School (capacity: 750) - unknown relief schools
250-seat Ralph Chandler MS Addition (new capacity: 1,010)


400-seat J.L Mann Addition (new capacity: 2,000) - 2017-2018
New Fountain Inn HS (capacity: 1,000) - 2021-2022

And here's the projections for 2021-2022. Note that they DO NOT take into account any new schools or possible rezonings. Again, I believe the high schools be even more overcrowded without the charter schools existing. I'd estimate Brashier alone is taking at least 100 students each from both WHS and HHS.

Zone One:
Berea High 1,196 (capacity 1,330)
Travelers Rest High 1,296 (capacity 1,600)
Wade Hampton High 1,732 (capacity 1,620)

Berea and TR grow some but remain well below capacity. Wade Hampton remains over capacity but does not grow.

Berea Middle 788 (capacity 870)
Lakeview Middle 750 (capacity 770)
Northwest Middle 853 (capacity 860)

Zone Two:

Blue Ridge High 1,102 (capacity 1,340)
Eastside High 1,508 (capacity 1,460)
Greer High 1,384 (capacity 1,780)
Riverside High 1,689 (capacity 1,660)

Eastside and Riverside do not grow but remain slightly above capacity. Blue Ridge shrinks slightly (not what I would expect) and Greer adds 200 but still remains WELL below capacity.

Blue Ridge Middle 925 (capacity 1,030)
Greer Middle 1,016 (capacity 1,070)
Northwood Middle 930 (capacity 940)
Riverside Middle 1,238 (capacity 1,050)

Zone Three:

Carolina High 894 (capacity 900)
Greenville High 1,467 (capacity 1,470)
J.L Mann 1,997 (capacity 2,000)

Carolina actually adds around 100 students. Greenville High remains near capacity. J.L Mann hits its new capacity 4 years after the addition.

Beck Middle 945 (capacity 950) - surprised to see little growth
Tanglewood Middle 857 (capacity 730)

Zone Four (does not take into account FIHS or RGMS):

Hillcrest High 2,273 (capacity 2,140)
Mauldin High 2,358 (capacity 2,210)

Bryson Middle 1,108 (capacity 1,010)
Hillcrest Middle 1,113 (capacity 1,060)
Mauldin Middle 1,021 (capacity 1,050)

Rudolph Gordon ES 999 (capacity 1,000) - again hitting new capacity just a few years after addition

Zone Five

Woodmont High 1,915 (capacity 2,000)
Southside High 870 (capacity 1,140)

Hughes Academy 1,009 (capacity 1,040)
Ralph Chandler MS 734 (capacity 760)
Woodmont Middle 759 (capacity 980)
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:39 AM
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Is Greenville County Schools operating as five zones?

I could see an additional elementary school to relieve Sara Collins and Pelham Road. It is doubtful students at Buena Vista and Woodland in Greer will go out of the way to Greenville.

Riverside Middle, which should have taken on attendance zones for Northwood, is pulling students as far as Pelham-Batesville. A new middle school is necessary in this area. Riverside Middle should expand to cover Northwood attendance zones feeding into Riverside High.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:21 PM
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I don't understand the projections. There isn't much of an increase in the populations at Ralph Chandler Middle School, Woodmont Middle School and Woodmont High School. That doesn't really sync up with the Greenville County Planning report that claims 1,600 new housing units have been approved that would be zoned for those schools.
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