Planning continues on new elementary school in Cane Ridge

The map shows the expected location of the new school. The purchase of this site has not been finalized.

The map shows the expected location of the new school. The purchase of this site has not been finalized.

According to the Metro Nashville Public Schools website, Cane Ridge Elementary School, which was built for a capacity of about 800, will have around 1,100 enrolled.

In order to alleviate the overcrowding, Metro Public Schools are planning a new elementary school in the cluster. The new school would take in about 500 to 550 students from Cane Ridge Elementary.

It is important to note that the district does not have a firm plan yet for a new school and property for the new school has not been purchased yet.

A floor plan and site plan have been developed and both are available in this PDF presentation that was given on May 23 at a community meeting.

During the meeting, the primary concerns raised by the community involved traffic, particularly in the Hickory Hollow and Bell Road area.

According to the MNPS website:

“On May 23, Metro Schools officials met with families from the Cane Ridge community to begin visioning for a new zone and where lines should be drawn. Based on the input from this meeting, a draft proposal will be created for a zoning change. Once this proposal is ready, further community meetings will be held to get additional community input. If further changes are needed, they will be made.

Once the proposal has been finalized, it will be taken to the Board of Education for approval. The Board will make the final decision.”

You may view the full presentation and community comments at this link.