Loudoun Board OK’s Lightridge High School Plans

County supervisors have signed off on a Commission Permit to co-locate a future elementary school on an existing 117-acre school site.

The school division’s plans call for a high school and two elementary schools on the same site—Lightridge High School, Hovatter Elementary School, and the new elementary school.

The Planning Commission approved that proposal unanimously. Supervisors unanimously ratified the commission’s decision on March 15.

4 thoughts on “Loudoun Board OK’s Lightridge High School Plans

  • 2022-03-24 at 11:45 am
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    Kudos to the BOS for doing the right thing. Obviously, LCPS is expanding as Loudoun continues to grow. All this talk about shrinking numbers puzzles me. Because the direction for LCPS clearly is toward growth. Happy Women’s History Month Loudoun!

    • 2022-03-25 at 9:30 am
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      Why do actual numbers puzzle you?

      Taken from a Loudoun Now story “Loudoun School Enrollment Again Declines” published on 15SEP21.

      “The district reported 81,318 students enrolled at the start of the new school year, down from 84,175 in 2019. The projected enrollment, calculated using the growth rate of the county population, was 87,619. However, when the School Board adopted its budget, members scaled back that projection to 85,866, fearing the post-COVID rebound would be slower.”

      Are you disputing these numbers or simply refusing to accept the reality that Loudoun’s families have rejected the services of LCPS?

    • 2022-03-25 at 2:24 pm
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      There may not be an explanation in this newspaper article, but pretty sure you can find the justification if you would actually do any amount of research and look at the report associated with this application, which is available online from the County. Overall school district size isn’t necessarily relevant to this discussion. If you have a specific area of that County- like this one- where there’s a lot of growth and all of your existing schools are over capacity, then you probably need more schools there. If I’m not mistaken, there are elementary schools in that part of the County that are HUNDREDS of students over capacity.

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