CCSD contemplates combining West Ashley middle schools

by John Steinberger | April 9, 2019 5:29 pm

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) has empaneled an ad hoc committee to make recommendations to re-align West Ashley schools. One of the options the committee is tasked with considering is combining C.E. Williams Middle School and West Ashley Advanced Studies Middle School. The schools have a combined enrollment of about 1250 students. The committee will hold public meetings Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 7:30 pm at West Ashley High School.

The West Ashley committee members listed by CCSD are retired school district administrator Kim Wilson, who resides in Mt. Pleasant, MUSC Chief Diversity Officer Anton Gunn, and Merridith Crowe, President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry. The committee is also tasked with establishing an academic theme for the re-built Stono Park Elementary School, which opens in August 2019, and planning for the career programs that are coming to West Ashley High School in August 2021.

Public input on changes to the West Ashley schools will be presented to the Charleston County School Board at its June 24 meeting. Similar restructuring efforts are being undertaken by committees representing peninsular Charleston, North Charleston and Johns Island.

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