Demand is High for New Montgomery Public Schools

August 17th, 2009 categories: Montgomery, Schools

Last week was the first week of school for Montgomery Public Schools, and if anyone doubted the demand for public schools on the east side of Montgomery, AL, all doubts have been erased.

Homeowners in these schools zones should be pleased.getting on a bus

However, the Montgomery Advertiser reports a lot of traffic and “overcrowding” at the 2 newest east Montgomery schools, Wilson Elementary and Carr Junior High (to read the article, “Carr Junior High already crowded”).

Consider a few things while digesting these reports: 1) the first week of school is chaotic for any school, in any zone, 2) these are two brand new schools built where demand is HIGH for public schools, and 3) there are now 3 large public schools virtually next door to one another along  the 2-lane Ray Thorington Road.

getting into car at schoolIs anyone really shocked about the traffic?

Let’s give these schools a chance to work out some kinks.

As for the overcrowded classrooms, the Advertiser article reports that school administrators are double checking residency to make sure kids are really zoned for these new schools.

I wish them all luck, and look forward to checking back in a month or so to see how conditions have improved.

Wilson Elementary and Carr Jr. High Registration Begins Today

June 22nd, 2009 categories: Montgomery, Schools
Carr Junior High School, Montgomery, AL

Carr Junior High School, Montgomery, AL

It’s finally time to head on over and make it official. If you live in the new Jim Wilson Elementary and Carr Middle School school zones, you can register your kids starting today.

Don’t expect to tour the  new facilities yet, though – you’ll actually register in Blount Elementary’s lunchroom. From today until Thursday, you can come from 9 am until 1 pm.  From June 22-25, come between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

Wilson Elementary School, Montgomery, AL

Wilson Elementary School, Montgomery, AL

If you miss this two week registration period, you can still register your child – but it will happen closer to the beginning of the school year at the new school itself.

Not sure if you’re affected by these new school zones? Click here for MPS zoning maps.

For more info on what to bring with you, see the Montgomery Advertiser’s article “Registration Starts Today for New Schools.”