District Unveils the Birch Creek Elementary Attendance Zone

Map showing the Birch Creek Elementary School Attendance Zone (Henry County Schools photo).
Birch Creek Elementary School opens in August 2024. (Henry County Schools photo)

Henry County Schools continues to make progress towards opening its newest elementary school next year. The district has unveiled the proposed attendance zone for Birch Creek Elementary.

The new school is located on Willow Lane in McDonough. It will open in August 2024.

Birch Creek Elementary Attendance Zone

Students who reside along Willow Lane and a portion of Mt. Carmel Road will attend the new school. Right now, these students attend either Oakland or Wesley Lakes Elementary. The new school will relieve capacity concerns at both schools. It will also allow the district to increase enrollment at Bethlehem Elementary. Presently, Bethlehem Elementary is using less than 60% of its building capacity.

Based on the district’s projected enrollments, each school will be at the following capacities next year:

SchoolStudent CapacityCapacity % NowProjected Capacity %
Bethlehem ES88757%67%
Birch Creek ES862N/A69%
Oakland ES787124%61%
Wesley Lakes ES787102%61%

Right now, Oakland Elementary has 9 trailers in use. Wesley Lakes has four trailers. The opening of Birch Creek will eliminate the trailers at both schools. The attendance zones have also been drawn to allow room for future growth.

Students who attend Birch Creek Elementary will later attend Eagle’s Landing Middle and High Schools. Wesley Lakes Elementary is part of the McDonough cluster. Finally, Bethlehem and Oakland Elementary feed into Luella.

View the proposed attendance zones in their entirety below:

Final Adoption

The district will consider final adoption of the new attendance zones next month. The school board meets on Monday, December 11.

Featured image shows the Birch Creek Elementary attendance zone. Henry County Schools photo.

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