VHCA Redistricting Forum         WELCOME!
AGENDA               Goals of APSSPARK Forum               Demographic information for SPARK               Review of Di...
Goals of APS and Demographers Balance current building utilization to 80% to 90%  of planning capacity Recommend school ...
Objectives of Demographers Attempt to assign students closest to their homes Attempt to avoid splitting neighborhoods I...
Demographic Trends1800160014001200                            SPARK1000                            SPARK cap800           ...
Framing the Capacity Challenge1800160014001200                                        20121000                            ...
Current Feeder Schools into Inman Morningside Elementary   Not included in Options 1, 2, 3, and 4 Centennial   Not inc...
Changes to Grady Feeder Schools SPARK Elementary Mary Lin Elementary Morningside Elementary    Not included in Grady f...
District Maps: Option 1 SPARK – No significant changes   Feeds to Inman Middle School   Feeds to Grady High School Inm...
 Elementary SchoolChallenges           Does not help SPARK with capacitywith Option 1         issues                   ...
District Maps: Option 2 SPARK – Poncey-Highland is zoned out   Feeds to Inman Middle School   Feeds to Grady High Schoo...
 Elementary SchoolChallenges         Poncey-Highland is close to SPARKwith Option 2      Does not help overcrowding at ...
District Maps: Option 3 SPARK – Combines with Hope-Hill   Feeds to Inman   Feeds to Grady Inman Middle Includes   Mar...
District Maps: Option 4 SPARK – Combines with Hope-Hill   Feeds to Inman   Feeds to Grady Inman Middle Includes   Mar...
 Elementary SchoolChallenges         Does not help overcrowdingwith Option 3      School hours are different           ...
Our Community’s Challenge SPARK is overcrowded Inman is overcrowded Grady WILL BE overcrowded
Moving Forward: Our Values               Small neighborhood                schools               Walk-able schools      ...
What Else We Know…           SPARK can grow –            SPLOST $$           Mid-town Middle School            may be un...
The SPARK Solution – BUILD NOW Prioritize SPLOST Add Capacity Maintain Neighborhoods    Virginia-Highland    Midtown ...
What Can I Do Next? Fill out the survey by Friday, December  16th - http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/23746 Write letter...
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Atlanta Public Schools Redistricting Virginia-Highland

  1. 1. VHCA Redistricting Forum WELCOME!
  2. 2. AGENDA  Goals of APSSPARK Forum  Demographic information for SPARK  Review of District Maps  Community Feedback: Values and Opportunities  Next Steps for Our Community
  3. 3. Goals of APS and Demographers Balance current building utilization to 80% to 90% of planning capacity Recommend school consolidation/closures in areas where forecasted enrollment does not support multiple schools Provide added capacity for growth in zones which are projected to experience further enrollment increases Propose boundaries that will be functional for 10 years if possible
  4. 4. Objectives of Demographers Attempt to assign students closest to their homes Attempt to avoid splitting neighborhoods Insure student safety and transportation efficiency by using major geographic features as boundaries Attempt to maximize/keep feeder concept in tact
  5. 5. Demographic Trends1800160014001200 SPARK1000 SPARK cap800 Inman600 Inman Cap Grady400 Grady Cap200 0
  6. 6. Framing the Capacity Challenge1800160014001200 20121000 2015800 2018600 2021 Capacity400200 0 SPARK Inman Grady
  7. 7. Current Feeder Schools into Inman Morningside Elementary  Not included in Options 1, 2, 3, and 4 Centennial  Not included in Options 1, 2, 3, and 4 SPARK Elementary  Remains at Inman for all options Mary Lin  Remains at Inman for all options
  8. 8. Changes to Grady Feeder Schools SPARK Elementary Mary Lin Elementary Morningside Elementary  Not included in Grady for Options 3 and 4 Hill-Hope Elementary  Not included in Grady for Options 1, and 2 Toomer Elementary  Not included in Grady for Options 1, 2, and 3 Centennial Elementary  Not included in Grady for Options 2 and 4 East Lake Elementary  Recommended for closure in all 4 options
  9. 9. District Maps: Option 1 SPARK – No significant changes  Feeds to Inman Middle School  Feeds to Grady High School Inman Middle School Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion)  SPARK Grady High School Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion)  Morningside  Centennial  SPARK
  10. 10.  Elementary SchoolChallenges  Does not help SPARK with capacitywith Option 1 issues  This is the option that impacts SPARK the least  Middle School  Breaks up the Morningside/Va Highland Community
  11. 11. District Maps: Option 2 SPARK – Poncey-Highland is zoned out  Feeds to Inman Middle School  Feeds to Grady High School Inman Middle Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion) / Hill-Hope  SPARK Grady High School Includes  Morningside  Mary Lin (w/expansion) / Hill-Hope  SPARK
  12. 12.  Elementary SchoolChallenges  Poncey-Highland is close to SPARKwith Option 2  Does not help overcrowding at SPARK  More change for our neighborhood  Middle School  Breaks up the Morningside/Va Highland Community
  13. 13. District Maps: Option 3 SPARK – Combines with Hope-Hill  Feeds to Inman  Feeds to Grady Inman Middle Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion)  SPARK / Hope-Hill Grady High School Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion)  SPARK / Hope-Hill  Centennial
  14. 14. District Maps: Option 4 SPARK – Combines with Hope-Hill  Feeds to Inman  Feeds to Grady Inman Middle Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion) / Toomer  SPARK / Hope-Hill Grady High School Includes  Mary Lin (w/expansion) / Toomer  SPARK / Hope-Hill
  15. 15.  Elementary SchoolChallenges  Does not help overcrowdingwith Option 3  School hours are different  Creates transportation problems for our kids and community  Middle School  Breaks up the Morningside/Va Highland Community  High School  Breaks up the Morningside/Va Highland Community
  16. 16. Our Community’s Challenge SPARK is overcrowded Inman is overcrowded Grady WILL BE overcrowded
  17. 17. Moving Forward: Our Values  Small neighborhood schools  Walk-able schools  Keep community together
  18. 18. What Else We Know…  SPARK can grow – SPLOST $$  Mid-town Middle School may be unnecessary  Existing unused space  Howard High School  Walden Middle School
  19. 19. The SPARK Solution – BUILD NOW Prioritize SPLOST Add Capacity Maintain Neighborhoods  Virginia-Highland  Midtown  Poncey-Highland  Druid Hills
  20. 20. What Can I Do Next? Fill out the survey by Friday, December 16th - http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/23746 Write letters and ask to:  Expand SPARK capacity  Keep our schools walk-able  Keep our community together
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