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Rockvale High School; Rocky Fork Elementary information

January 8, 2019

 

The Rutherford County Board of Education has approved new school zones for the 2019-2020 school year that will affect several high schools in Murfreesboro and Smyrna, and several elementary schools in Smyrna and LaVergne.

 

The new zones have been adopted to create zones for Rockvale High School and Rocky Fork Elementary School, both of which will open in August 2019.

 

Parents can view the new zone lines to determine how it affects their children using the interactive map available here (click on "layers" symbol to turn on zone lines): 

 

https://rcschools.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=14d1c295f9e4435e8dec64d492795ce7

 

The Board has approved the following grandfather option for high school students:

  1. Seniors will be grandfathered.
  2. Rising 10th grade through 12th grade students currently enrolled in the Blackman Collegiate Academy will be grandfathered.  
  3. Any student granted a zone exemption or grandfathered will be required to provide their own transportation.

 

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions for each new school. The FAQ will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

 

ROCKVALE HIGH SCHOOL

 

When does the school open?

August 2019

  

Who is the principal of the new school? When can we expect to see job postings for the new school?

 

Steve Luker has been named the principal of Rockvale High School. You can read more about Mr. Luker and his plans for the school HERE

 
What Career & Technical Education pathway options will be offered at Rockvale High School?
 
The following Career & Technical Education programs of study will be offered at Rockvale High School:
  • Advanced Manufacturing Cluster – Machining Technology Program of Study
  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources – Horticulture Science Program of Study
  • Architecture & Construction – Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing (MEP) Systems Program of Study
  • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications – Digital Arts & Design Program of Study
  • Business Management & Administration – Business Management Program of Study
  • Education & Training – Teaching as a Profession (K-12) Program of Study
  • Health Science – Nursing Services Program of Study & Emergency Services Program of Study
  • Hospitality & Tourism – Culinary Arts Program of Study
  • Information Technology – Networking Systems Program of Study
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security – Criminal Justice & Correction Services Program of Study
  • Marketing, Distribution, & Logistics – Marketing Management Program of Study & Supply Chain Management Program of Study
 

When the rezoning takes place, must my student change high schools?

As part of the rezoning plan, the School Board has grandfathered rising seniors. All others must change to their new zoned school unless otherwise approved for a zone exemption. Zone exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on hardship and available space at the requested school. Zone exemption applications will be available Feb. 1, 2019 and the priority application deadline is April 15, 2019. 

 

Will state highway 99 be widened? Will the new road cutting through to the backside of the high school connect with 99?

 

Highway 99 will be widened and longer turning lanes will be installed. This will allow for more vehicle stacking. There will be an access road from the internal roadway system out to Thompson Road. However, there will not be a direct road from Highway 99 to Thompson Road.

 

Is there a drawing or image of what the new school will look like?

Rockvale High School will be very similar to the design used for Stewarts Creek High School.

 

 

 

ROCKY FORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

When does the school open?

August 2019

 

Who is the principal of the new school? When can we expect to see job postings for the new school?

Scott Bolden has been named the principal of Rocky Fork Elementary School. You can read more here: https://www.rcschools.net/apps/news/article/957330

 

Is there a drawing or image of what the new school will look like?

Rock Fork Elementary School will be a two-story facility with features similar to the recently-opened John Colemon Elementary School.

 

When the rezoning takes place, must my student change elementary schools?

As part of the rezoning plan, students must change to their new zoned school unless otherwise approved for a zone exemption. Zone exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on hardship and available space at the requested school. Zone exemption applications will be available Feb. 1, 2019 and the priority application deadline is April 15, 2019.