Three Way Split

Three Way Split

Proposed school boundary adjustments.

Why split a blueberry three ways?

The communities of Blueberry Hill and Middleton Ridge are served by Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, but they are the only portion of Colvin Run to feed into Kilmer Middle School (Vienna) and then to Marshall High School in Falls Church.

By assigning these communities to Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church) and McLean High School, the Fairfax County Public Schools system hopes to avoid the three split-feeder that currently exists at Colvin Run.

The boundary change was proposed to the School Board last Thursday, Jan. 22.

The board will listen to feedback from the public on Feb. 2 and will vote on the proposal on Feb. 26.

With the change, enrollment at Longfellow Middle School, is projected to be 1,110 in 2004-05 and to increase to 1,163 in 2008-09, according to the FY 2005-09 Capital Improvement Program. Longfellow currently serves 1,060 and has a capacity of 1,115.

Kilmer Middle School, which has a capacity of 850, currently has 947 students and is projected to increase to 1,023 in 2004-05

McLean High School, which has a capacity of 1,725, is projected to have 1,745 students in 2004-05 and 1,867 students in 2006-07 while Marshall High School has a capacity of 1,500 students and a projected enrollment of 1,348 students in 2004-05 and 1,371 in 2006-07.

<1b>— Ken Moore