Central and Northeast Area Middle School Boundary Study

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, July 11, 2023, the BCPS Board of Education approved the recommended boundary Option (Option E). 
  • Approved Boundary Map (pdf)
  • The interactive boundary map is updated with the approved middle school boundary.
  • 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.


  • Establish an attendance area for the new Northeast Area Middle School (construction forthcoming).
  • Expand the attendance area for Pine Grove MS and its addition (construction forthcoming)
  • Provide capacity relief to participating Central and Northeast Area middle schools.

Affected Schools

  • Cockeysville Middle School
  • Dumbarton Middle School
  • Golden Ring Middle School
  • New Northeast Area Middle School
  • Loch Raven Academy
  • Middle River Middle School
  • Parkville Middle School
  • Perry Hall Middle School
  • Pine Grove Middle School
  • Ridgely Middle School
  • Stemmers Run Middle School

Boundary Study Committee

The boundary study committee will be identified this Fall 2022 and will convene in January 2023. Between January and April 2023, the committee will meet five times and host two public information sessions in March 2023 to share the group’s work, talk with community members, and gather information. In May and June 2023, the Board of Education will consider and take action on the committee’s recommendation, including holding a public hearing.

  • Participation is limited.  More information on the committee composition can be found in BCPS Policy and Rule 1280

  • For more information on the boundary study committee time commitment and responsibilities please see the parent engagement letters below.

Stay Informed/Provide Feedback

Central NE MS Boundary Study Flyer

  • Information Flyer
  • Attend Committee Meetings as an observer
  • Attend Public Information Session
  • Watch meetings online on BCPS Livestream or YouTube
  • Submit a comment (now closed). 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 CropperGIS interactive mapping tool to review options
  • Take the online survey (March 8 - March 19, 2023)
  • Attend Board of Education meetings and the hearing (May/June 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.  

preferred entrance picture

  • The picture above indicates the preferred cafeteria entrance for committee meetings (red arrow).

Full Meeting Calendar

Meeting 1, Thursday, January 12, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Parkville High School Cafeteria


Meeting 2, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Parkville High School Cafeteria


 Option 1  Option 2  Option 3
Map Map Map
Map Map Map
Map Map Map
Map Map Map
Map Map Map

Meeting 3, Thursday, February 09, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Parkville High School Cafeteria


 Option 4  Option 5  Option 6
Map Map Map
Map Map Map

Meeting 4, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Parkville High School Cafeteria

Option 7 Markup Option Evaluation Exercise
Map Table
Map Table

At the conclusion of Meeting 4, the committee nominated options to present at the Public Information Sessions on March 8 and 9, 2023.

Former Name Revised Name for the Public Information Session
Option 1 Option A
Option 5 Option B
Option 6 Option C
Option 7 Option D
  Options A-D Statistics 

Public Information Sessions:
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7-8 p.m.
Parkville High School, Cafeteria


Thursday, March 9, 2023, 7-8 p.m.
George Washington Carver Center, Auditorium and Lobby

Please join the boundary study committee for these Public Information Sessions.  Both sessions will have the same presentation.  Public feedback is critical to a successful boundary process and all are welcome to attend these meetings.  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 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

The Public Information Session online survey ran from March 8 through March 19, 2023. Results will be presented at the following committee meeting.  Thanks to all who participated.


PDF File

Image File

Option A



Option B



Option C



Option D 






Meeting 5, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Parkville High School Cafeteria

 Option E Committee Markups      Option Nomination Markups 
 Option E    Option D-1 
 Option E  
 Option E  

At the conclusion of Meeting 5, the committee nominated and voted on options. The committee voted to recommend Option E.

Parent Engagement Letter

  • Letter sent to participating schools:
 Parent Letter Version  Script Link
 English  English  Link
 Arabic  Arabic  Link 
 Chinese Chinese
 Nepali  nepali  Link
 Spanish  Spanish  Link
 Urdu  Urdu  Link
 Yoruba  Yoruba  Link

Background Information
Public Comments

Public comments were collected between Meeting 1 (January 12, 2023) through Meeting 5 (March 29, 2023).  Comments and now closed, and we thank all who participated.  All public comments become official record and will be posted above periodically, 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).