Dunwoody High School (DHS) will be a trailer park until at least 2022. This Summer a new 4 classroom quad with bathrooms will be placed next to the picnic tables. Over the next couple years, 2 more 4-classroom quads are expected to be placed next to the quad going in this Summer. If all E-SPLOST projects are on time and budget, the permanent classroom additions are expected to be completed in 2022.
The School District will first have to get land disturbance permits from the City of Dunwoody before installing these new mobile quad classrooms. It is undetermined if the school district will seek waivers to the City of Dunwoody’s ordinances forbidding cutting down trees and/or having temporary structures. It is also unknown what will be done with the trailer park once the trailers are eventually removed.
Last year the school district underestimated enrollment for this academic year. The school district estimated that the Fall 2018 enrollment at DHS would be 1,941 and Fall 2019 enrollment would be 1,977. The district estimated 2,093 students at DHS by 2022.
Official enrollment at DHS is currently 1,982 students. A large class is expected to come up from Peachtree Charter Middle School (PCMS) causing enrollment to increase to a now estimated 2042.
At the DHS council meeting yesterday, central office staff mentioned they expect enrollment to peak at DHS next year. When questioned about trailers at PCMS, Central Staff noted that they were increasing the number of trailers at the middle school next year. I don’t understand how enrollment will peak next year for DHS while at the same time they adding more trailers at the middle school.
It is reasonable to expect the number of students at DHS to continue to swell and squeezed like sardines into a school and campus originally designed for about 1500 students. The addition that is planned wont’ be completed until 2022 IF COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE. There are thousands of empty seats across the school district. The overcrowding at Dunwoody, Chamblee Charter, and Lakeside High Schools could be fixed tomorrow by redistricting.