Deer Park Middle Magnet School Boundary Study

The purpose of this boundary study will be to provide capacity relief at Deer Park Middle Magnet School.

The new boundary will be effective for the 2023-2024 school year (August 2023).

Bookmark this page and refer to it throughout the boundary change process – we will update it regularly with new information.  The latest updates will be highlighted in yellow.


  • On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, the BCPS Board of Education approved the recommended boundary Option (Option D).
  • We extend our sincerest thanks to all committee members and community participants who provided feedback and contributed to this important process.

  • Please continue to monitor this page for information related to notifications, timing, and implementation of the new boundaries.

Affected Schools

Schools participating in this study include:
  • Deer Park Middle Magnet School
  • Franklin Middle School
  • Northwest Academy
  • Pikesville Middle School
  • Windsor Mill Middle School

Boundary Study Committee

The boundary study committee will be identified this Summer 2022 and will convene in September 2022. Between September and December 2022, the group will meet six times, including hosting a public information meeting in October to share the group’s work, talk with community members, and gather information. In February and March 2023, the Board of Education will consider and take action on the committee’s recommendation, including holding a public hearing.

Stay Informed/Provide Feedback

  • Information Flyer
  • Attend Committee Meetings as an observer.  Please enter via parking lot door.enter via parking lot
  • Attend Public Information Session
  • Watch meetings online on BCPS Livestream or YouTube
  • Submit a comment.  Comments will be posted regularly on this page and provided to the Boundary Study Committee.
  • Review committee data, materials, and maps archived after each meeting
  • Use the interactive mapping tool
  • Take the online survey (October 26 - November 14, 2022)
  • Attend Board of Education meetings and the hearing (Spring 2023) 

Meeting Livestream and Videos

Boundary Study Committee Meetings and Livestream can be accessed via the link at each meeting header below.  After each meeting, the link becomes an archived You Tube video, which supports closed captioning (cc) in many languages.  

Meeting 1, Wednesday, September 14, 2022
New Town High School, Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please use parking lot entrance (red arrow on image below)

Meeting 2, Wednesday, September 28, 2022
New Town High School, Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting 3, Wednesday, October 12, 2022
New Town High School, Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the conclusion of the meeting, the committee nominated Option 3 and two variations to present at the Community Information Session on October 26, 2022.

  Former Name    Revised Name for Community Information Session  
  Option 3  Option A
  New  Option B
  New  Option C

Public Information Session, Wednesday, October 26, 2022
New Town High School, Cafeteria, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the boundary study committee for this Public Information Session.  Public feedback is critical to a successful boundary process and all are welcome to attend this meeting.  This is an opportunity to:
     Attend a presentation reviewing the committee work to date and an overview of the selected options.
     Understand the boundary considerations the committee used in their work.
     Review the data and the three option maps selected by the committee.
     Discuss options with committee members.
     Participate in the online survey to provide feedback and comments to the committee members.

  • Presentation
  • Options A, B, C, and Statistics
  • The Public Information Session survey ran from October 29 through November 14, 2022.  Thanks to all who participated.  Results will be presented at the following committee meeting.


PDF File

Image File

Option A



Option B



Option C 






Meeting 4, Wednesday, November 30, 2022
New Town High School, Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boundary Timeline and Background Information

  • Boundary Study Timeline (updated December 1, 2022)
  • BCPS Policy and Rule 1280
  • Interactive mapping tool
  • Parent letter to families of participating schools
  •  Parent Letter Version  Script Link
     English  English  Link
     Arabic  Arabic  Link 
     Chinese Chinese
     French  French  Link
     Russian  Russian  Link
     Spanish  Spanish  Link
     Urdu  Urdu  Link
     Uzbek  Uzbek  Link
     Yoruba  Yoruba  Link

    Public Comments

    Public comments were collected from Meeting 1 (September 14, 2022) through Meeting 5 (December 14, 2022).  None were received.   All public comments become official record and are posted, including date and time of submission, first initial, last name, and commentary.  Please do not include information which may compromise your data security (e.g., phone numbers, addresses, names of children).