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By Martha Dalton

It’s no secret that Atlanta’s population is booming. According to U.S. Census data, the metro Atlanta region grew by more than 10 percent from April 2010 to July 2015. That kind of rapid growth often leads to overcrowding in schools. So some school districts end up redrawing attendance lines fairly frequently, a process referred to as redistricting.

This year, the DeKalb County school system is going through a similar process to ease overcrowding in one “cluster” of schools. The Cross Keys cluster includes five elementary schools, Sequoyah Middle School and Cross Keys High School. The community is largely Latino, and many students come from low- and mid-income homes.

Cross Keys English teacher Rebekah Morris says the cluster is also tight-knit.

“In the Cross Keys cluster, we’re kind of like a family,” she says. “Our students repeatedly come back and tell us that it feels very comfortable, very safe being at Cross Keys.”

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