The St. Johns County School District has tweaked its proposed zoning changes for high schools in the northern region of the county.
With the new High School HHH under construction in World Golf Village, the district is figuring out which students will attend it when it opens in fall 2021.
The original proposal basically split Nease’s attendance zone along I-95, with those who live west of it zoned for HHH, as well as Bannon Lakes, Markland and neighborhoods off Francis Road, County Road 16A south of Shearwater and Orangedale. The rest of Nease students would stay at Nease.
It also included changes for a few neighborhoods that are currently zoned for Bartram Trail High School, rezoning them for Creekside to alleviate some of the crowding there.
The revised proposal would leave River Oaks Plantation, Cunningham Creek Estates and Fruit Cove Woods at Bartram Trail High School. This revised proposal creates no changes to the Creekside attendance zone.
Another component of the revised proposal would split the Orangedale area into two separate areas with Trout Creek as the dividing line. Areas west of Trout Creek are proposed to remain at Bartram. Areas east of Trout Creek and along State Road 16 are proposed to attend High School HHH.
Rising seniors will not be impacted by these zoning changes.
The changes will not be finalized until May, and the public has multiple opportunities to provide feedback at School Board meetings and on the district’s website.