Middle school rezoning populates Journey

MADISON – Madison City Schools will have a new campus for middle-school students when Journey Middle School opens in August 2023.

Journey will accommodate approximately 750 students in its 170,000 square feet and provide much needed room in Madison’s existing middle schools, Liberty and Discovery, according to Dorinda White. White works as MCS Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Attendance and Community Relations. Journey’s capacity rating is listed at 1,200 students.

School families now can access a page with facts about Journey’s opening and events. Visit the MCS website at madisoncity.k12.al.us, and click the “Our District” menu, and click “Rezoning Info.”

In addition, parents can use the “school zone locator” to identify their child’s school. Visit apps.schoolsitelocator.com/?districtcode=01141.

“If parents cannot find their address in our school zone locator, they can always call our Central Office (256-464-8370),” White said. “We’ll let families know where they are zoned.”

“As with our former rezones, we always strive to keep our schools representative of our diverse community,” White said. “MCS has always created school populations at each school with similar socio-economic ratios.”

“Rising seventh- and eighth-grade students may complete a transfer request to remain at their currently zoned middle school for their seventh- and eighth-grade year,” White said. Parents must provide transportation if the student requests the current zone.

Journey’s administrators are Dr. Treva Stewart, Principal; Gerald Franks, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director; and Tabitha Odom, Assistant Principal. Journey’s address is 217 Celtic Drive, just south of MCS’ Central Office and MCS Stadium.

The following subdivisions are rezoned from Discovery to Journey: Bridgemill in Triana; Brookfield Manor in Triana; Draper Drive in Triana; Palmer House in Town Madison; Savannah Grove Terrace in Triana; Fearn Drive in Triana; Brentwood; Brookhaven; Cambridge Woods; Clift Acres; Colonial Grand; Edgewater (streets zoned for Madison City Schools); Hughes Heights; Kingstowne; Lakeshore; Landess Circle in Triana; Malvern Hill in Triana; Mountain Brook; Nolandale; Novare in Town Madison; Old Ivy; River’s Landing in Triana; Shelton Station; Southern Landing in Triana; Stavemill Estates; Stratford Square Estates; The Crossings at Rivers Landing in Triana; The Heights in Town Madison; The Station in Town Madison; Westgate; Willow Creek; and Windstone.

The following neighborhoods formerly attended Liberty but now will attend Journey: 3 Park Preserve; Ashbury; Autumn Oaks; Brentwood Manor; Brighton Park at Ashbury; Cedar Springs Station; Centennial Oak; Dublin Farms; Fieldcrest; Garner Housing Authority; Gin Oaks; Governors Estates; Greenbrier Hills; Hardiman Place; Historical Madison; Home Place; Madison Meadows; Madison Pointe; Madison Station Apartments; Madison Trace; Maplewood Estates; Meadow View l; Meadowlark; Millstone; Milltowne Townhomes; Morningside Moore; Oxford; Palmer Preserve; Railroad Ridge Road; Shiloh Creek; Somerset Apartments; Stone Brook; Taylor’s Crossing; Whisperwood Estates; and Will Halsey.

For more information, email zoning@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

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