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Redistricting - Elementary School

Rendering of Elementary School #23
Rendering of Elementary School #23

Elementary school redistricting

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is starting a comprehensive elementary school redistricting process that will create an attendance zone for Elementary School No. 23, which is scheduled to open at the start of the 2025-2026 school year.

Construction of Elementary School No. 23 is currently underway at the school site, located off St. Charles Parkway in White Plains at 5860 St. David Drive (across from the Gleneagles neighborhood). The school will be located within the new Highlands neighborhood development. The 94,000-square foot building is set to open for the 2025-2026 school year with space for 778 students. Cost of the construction project is $45.4 million.

The redistricting will establish an attendance zone for Elementary School No. 23. The elementary redistricting may also reduce overcrowding at other elementary schools. The redistricting will take effect in August 2025 with the opening of the new elementary school. 

School Naming Committee 

The School Naming Committee reviewed 50 name submissions for the new elementary school. Board of Education Policy 7230 outlines the school naming process and requirements for name submissions. 

At the Board of Education Feb. 13, 2024, meeting, the School Naming Committee provided the following three name recommendations for the new school.

  1. Margaret Jamieson Thorton Elementary School
  2. Ronald E. McNair Elementary School
  3. White Plains Elementary School

Background on the name recommendations can be found on pages 7-10 of the presentation linked below. 

Name Submissions for Elementary school #23

Presentation at the Feb. 13 board meetinG

Naming committee seeks feedback on elementary school name recommendations

The committee is collecting feedback through a survey and Feb. 28 virtual hearing. Feedback received during the hearing and through the survey will be shared with the Board.

The school naming committee is not taking any new school name suggestions; CCPS advertised a deadline for school name submissions of Dec. 1, 2023. school.

The survey will close 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 1.

Take the Survey

Register to attend the Feb. 28 School Naming Committee Virtual Hearing

The virtual hearing is 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Zoom. Community members interested in providing feedback on the name recommendations during the hearing will need to register in advance. The hearing will also be livestreamed to and posted to the CCPS website.

Click here to register

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual hearing. Attendees must have an active Zoom account to participate. At the hearing, committee members will review the presentation shared with the Board and listen to feedback from attendees. The chat will be moderated for questions and answers.

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