Jul 25, 2014

APS Redistricting: Davis Proposes Grade 6 Academy

Proposal includes grade six academy to feed into Inman Middle

APS Redistricting: Davis Proposes Grade 6 Academy APS Redistricting: Davis Proposes Grade 6 Academy

The latest redistricting option released late Sunday night by Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. would add a grade six academy to the cluster in an attempt to avoid rezoning elementary schools.

The grade six academy would house students at the current Coan Middle School site and feed into Inman Middle School. Coan Middle is slated to close in Davis' proposal.

Hope-Hill Elementary in Old Fourth Ward would be rezoned to Inman and $15 million would be earmarked for additions and renovations at Mary Lin Elementary.

An expansion at Springdale Park Elementary is still being researched, according to the proposal.

Centennial Place Elementary, Morningside Elementary and Springdale Park would remain feeders for Inman and Grady.

Read his full proposal in the pdf attached to this article in the photo box.

Demographers hired by the district released four preliminary options in November 2011 to redraw school attendance zones in the district and two refined options were proposed in January 2012.

The final recommendation from the demographers to Davis included a kindergarten center that would alleviate overcrowding at , and . Demographers also suggested a grade six center that would feed into .

Davis will formally present his proposal at the board of education meeting on Monday afternoon.

Parents will have the opportunity to weigh in on this proposal at community meetings throughout the city in March. Davis will meet with stakeholders from the Jackson High and Grady High clusters on .

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