September 28, 2023
Rutherford County Schools
This is a reminder that the Rutherford County Board of Education has voted to cap enrollment at Stewarts Creek Elementary School because of overcrowding and shift new students to Stewartsboro Elementary School, which has available classroom space.
The cap becomes effective at the end of the day on Sept. 29, 2023, which is the final day before fall break and the end of the first quarter.
The School Board voted to take this action during its meeting on Aug. 24, 2023.
New students moving into the Stewarts Creek Elementary School zone after Sept. 29, 2023, will instead be enrolled at Stewartsboro Elementary for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. The enrollment cap also applies to new school system employees who begin after Sept. 29, 2023. This enrollment cap will remain in effect until classroom space is available at Stewarts Creek Elementary or until the new elementary school opens in August 2025.
For the 2024-2025 school year, kindergarten students will be enrolled per normal procedures at Stewarts Creek Elementary. However, new families enrolling in Stewarts Creek Elementary with a kindergarten student and a student in a different elementary grade level will be enrolled at Stewartsboro Elementary and/or any other area school that the Board approves to include in the enrollment cap option for Stewarts Creek Elementary.