Rezoning Process

Flagler Schools reviewed school zones during the 2021–22 school year, due to the fact that existing school zones were insufficient for our growth. During the rezoning process, we considered data including current and future enrollment, as well as future residential development. Enrollment projections were based on birth rates and grade progression trends, and residential growth expectations were based on data compiled from local municipalitiesThroughout the rezoning process, input from families, students, staff, and the community was considered. 

Rezoning Timeline
Mapping Considerations
Demographic software and geocoding of student residences was used to create maps of proposed school zones. Boundary adjustments were made as needed throughout the rezoning process. Our mapping considerations included:
  • Main arteries
  • Waterways
  • Bus routing and student ride time
  • Neighborhood outlines
  • Student/county demographics
Guiding Principles A set of guiding principles was established, in order to develop proposals. These proposals allowed us to refine the options presented using modeling capabilities
Flagler Schools Classroom
Our guiding principles are the set of values that inform our research, evaluation, and decisions during this process. The guiding principles come from our leadership, School Board members, student enrollment projections, our policies, and best practices from other school districts.
  • Implement a transparent, inclusive zone review process that engages our families and the community
  • Consider individual school capacities and student population projections to balance enrollment
  • Prioritize equitable access to safe, quality educational environments for all students
  • Consider the accessibility of school programs, and the needs of special students
  • Maintain neighborhood schools, and prioritize safe walking conditions to and from school
  • Limit transportation impacts, and maintain bus trip times
  • Optimize operational efficiency, to ensure the sustainable allocation of district resources

Kindergarten–5th Grade Shift
In April 2021, the School Board approved moving 6th graders to middle schools, effective the 2022–23 school year. This decision was made because Flagler County's student population is growing, and our current K-6 and high schools are over capacity, while there is available capacity at middle schools.

The K–5 shift will level out enrollment, with demographics more proportionate to Flagler County. Even after this change is implemented, middle and high schools will remain above the threshold for School Choice. There are over 2,000 additional student stations reserved by new developments.

School Capacity

Current Elementary is K–6, but will be moved to K–5 for the 2022–23 school year. Enrollment numbers are current enrollment as of 8/16/21, placed in the K–5 model. © 2022 Flagler Schools