Middle School Zone Change for 2020-21 School Year

  • At the January 2020 regular meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a proposed change to middle school zones impacting some 6th grade students at White Oak Middle School and students attending Bens Branch Elementary School who live in the impacted areaThe approved change will occur beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Current middle school zones and the zone changes can be viewed on the maps below and involve families living within the blue highlighted area on the map with a zoomed in view.

    Students living within the impacted area who are in 6th grade during the current school year (2019-20) may choose whether to remain at White Oak Middle School through 8th grade and attend Porter High School beginning in 9th grade OR move to Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning in the 2020-21 school year and attend the district’s third comprehensive high school scheduled to open in 2022.

    Students living within the impacted area who are now attending Bens Branch Elementary School will be zoned to Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning with the 2020-21 school year. For example, current 5th grade students at Bens Branch Elementary School who live in the impacted area will attend Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning with the 2020-21 school year.


    Options for 6th grade White Oak Middle School students who live in the area affected by the proposed zone change:

    1. Remain at White Oak Middle School through 8th grade and then attend Porter High School.

    2. Move to Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning in the 2020-21 school year and then attend the district’s third comprehensive high school beginning in 9th grade. The third high school is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year.

    Students currently attending Bens Branch Elementary School who live in the area affected by the proposed zone change:

    • Will be be zoned to Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Will attend the third comprehensive high school scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year.  

     

    Students who choose to remain at White Oak Middle School should complete the district’s transfer request process by Friday, February 14, since you are no longer within the White Oak Middle School zone. If a transfer form is not submitted by February 14, then you will be placed at Woodridge Forest Middle School beginning with the 2020-21 school year.  

     View slides from question-and-answer meeting. 

    Contact Demographic & Planning Specialist Deanie Murry for questions about areas impacted by the zone change proposal. Email dmurry@newcaneyisd.org or call 281-577-8614. View the list of streets in the area impacted by the zone change proposal. 

     

Current Middle School Zones

Proposed Middle School Zones 2020-21