Board Of Education Of Baltimore County Concludes Deer Park Middle Boundary Study: Here Is What You Need To Know
OWINGS MILLS - On March 14, The Board of Education of Baltimore County concluded the Deer Park Middle Magnet School Boundary Study. After months of community input sessions and considering online comments, The board approved map option D.
The purpose of the boundary study was to provide relief for Deer Park Middle Magnet School, which was 254 students (120%) over capacity in 2021. The new boundaries will take effect at the start of the 2023-2024 school year (August 2023).
The schools impacted by the study are:
- Deer Park Middle Magnet School
- Franklin Middle School
- Northwest Academy
- Pikesville Middle School
- Windsor Mill Middle School
The most significant changes made by the new map were made along the densely populated I-795 corridor.
By shifting boundaries in this area, the map reduces enrollment at Deer Park Middle by 215 students, bringing it much closer to the recommended maximum capacity.
Map Option D was favored by both the board and the local community because it impacts the least number of students of all the options (240) and maintains current ES to MS feeder splits. Additionally, Option D preserves students currently in a walk zone for the area schools.
You can learn more about Map Option D, and the Deer Park Middle School Boundary Study here.