Three is the magic number for Dublin City School District, at least as far as its high schools are concerned.

The district sent a news release Aug. 28 about its new “build-out study.”

According to the results of the study, a fourth high school won't be needed even when the district is fully built out in about 2036.

The district has three high schools: Coffman, Jerome and Scioto.

Coffman is the original high school, having opened in 1973 as Dublin High School. It became Coffman when Scioto opened in 1995. Jerome opened in 2004.

Although Emerald Campus, at 5175 Emerald Parkway, opened this month for students, it's not actually a fourth high school -- just a place for students to attend classes for part of the day.

The school district paid consulting firm Cooperative Strategies about $20,000 for the study, district treasurer Brian Kern said.

Although a sixth middle school won't be needed, the district by 2029 likely will need a 15th elementary school, said Deputy Superintendent Tracey Miller.

The district's funding request for November, a combination $195 million bond issue, a 2-mill permanent-improvements levy and a 5.9-mill operating levy, would provide money for elementary schools 13 and 14, along with a fifth middle school.

Read the Sept. 6 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager for details.