Millbrook High School is taking a beating from parents at other schools during this reassignment season.
As noted in today's North Raleigh News article, parents complained about Millbrook during last week's community engagement meeting at Knightdale High. In particular, some Baileywick Elementary parents say changing the high school assignment from Leesville to Millbrook will have major repercussions.
Shila Nordone, chairwoman of Baileywick's growth management committee, said the school is still recovering from the last plan that led to the reassignment of many PTA leaders out of the school.
Nordone said now telling families that they're going to Millbrook would harm Baileywick even more by causing families to flee to private schools and charter schools. She said parents consider Millbrook to be "struggling," especially compared to Leesville.
Also at the CEM meeting and the school board meeting earlier that week, some parents said Millbrook needs the International Baccalaureate program more than Broughton High. These are the parents who hope that demagnetizing Broughton would allow them to stay at the school by eliminating the need to free up seats for magnet applicants.
Millbrook was also a punching bag for parents in 2006 when Wakefield parents didn't want to be reassigned to the school. Some Millbrook parents were complaining that Wakefield parents were making the school sound like a war zone.