Construction on the new Third Creek Middle School continues and is on track for the school to open for the 2020-2021 school year.

The new school will be located at 359 E. Barkley Road in Statesville, right beside Third Creek Elementary.

With the exception of a few redistricting locations, students who currently attend Statesville Middle School will attend Third Creek Middle for the 2020-2021 school year. Redistricting for the new Third Creek Middle was proposed at the Board of Education Meeting Monday.

Redistricting for Third Creek Middle will impact four areas of Statesville:

» Students currently living in Boundary 36 (see map) currently attend Troutman Middle. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, those students will attend the new Third Creek Middle. Current sixth- and seventh-grade students who are attending Troutman Middle who wish to continue at Troutman Middle may do so through a grandfather clause. However, transportation will not be provided.

» Students currently living in Boundary 40 and 49 (see map) currently attend East Iredell Middle School. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, those students will attend the new Third Creek Middle. Current sixth- and seventh-grade students who are attending East Iredell Middle who wish to continue at East Iredell Middle may do so through a grandfather clause. However, transportation will not be provided.

» Students currently living in Boundary 37 (see map) currently attend Statesville Middle School. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, those students will attend East Iredell Middle School. Current sixth- and seventh-grade students who are attending Statesville Middle School and wish to transfer to Third Creek Middle School may do so through a grandfather clause. However, transportation will not be provided.

The first public meeting to review boundary maps, answer questions, and hear concerns is scheduled for Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Career Academy and Technical School located at 350 Old Murdock Road in Troutman. Subsequent public meetings will be announced.

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