It was nice to see everybody at the redistricting meetings for the new Austin ES and Doraville United ES. I would like to get your feedback.
PUBLIC REDISTRICTING MEETINGS
Austin Elementary Public Redistricting Meetings – Dunwoody HS Auditorium (7:00 PM):
• Round 2 – Wednesday, October 23, 2019
• Round 3 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Doraville United Elementary Public Redistricting Meetings – Chamblee Charter HS Auditorium (7:00 PM):
• Round 2 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
• Round 3 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019
ENROLLMENT – CAPACITY – TRAILERS
Amazingly overnight, the capacity of the new schools went from 900 to 950. The capacity of all other schools in the feeder pattern dropped by 5% – 20%. I’ll be examining this curious development over the next few weeks. Hans Williams, Director of Planning & E-SPLOST Programming, said the school district will be publishing updated capacity numbers and will spend time the next round of meetings diving into those calculations.
Oakview Theme School
Oakcliff Theme Elementary School is a magnet school in Doraville with no attendance zone. Capacity is 750 students and 90% of the students come from Cary Reynolds, Dresden ES and Pleasantdale ES. A new 900+ seat Pleasantdale ES is opening Fall 2020. Should DCSD turn Oakcliff Theme ES into a regular school with an attendance zone and free up elementary school seats for overcrowding in Region 1?
Hightower has enrollment/capacity of 748/513. The new 900+ seat Doraville United ES is opening Fall 2020. Should DCSD redistrict students from Hightower ES to Doraville United ES to relieve overcrowding at Hightower ES and its feeder pattern schools, Peachtree Charter MS and Dunwoody HS?
Austin Elementary Redistricting 2019 – Round 1 Meeting Materials
Doraville United ES Redistricting 2019 – Round 1 Meeting Materials
Q & A – Dan Drake
Question 1: When Doraville United opens next year, will it be in the Cross Keys Cluster?
Question 2: We are considering sending Huntley Hills students to Doraville United. Will this be a split feeder into the Chamblee cluster or will they continue on into Cross Keys Cluster with the rest of Doraville United?
Answer From Dan Drake:
The exact nature of the attendance areas and feeder pattern for the new Doraville United ES will be confirmed as part of the current redistricting process. That said, the facility is currently in the Chamblee HS and Sequoyah MS attendance areas (currently already a split feeder from Sequoyah MS to Chamblee HS, as most students matriculate from Sequoyah MS to Cross Keys HS, but a small number matriculate to Chamblee HS). It is unlikely that we would redistrict hundreds of students out of Chamblee HS (those in Huntley Hills ES attendance area) into Cross Keys HS, especially since this entire area in a few years will be in the Chamblee HS attendance area (feeding from Sequoyah MS and Chamblee MS). Multiple options for the attendance areas and feeder patterns will be presented for stakeholders’ input on October 16, 2019.