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Seattle Public Schools hosting community meetings on proposed high school boundary changes

Seattle Public Schools is changing high school boundaries, so the district has scheduled five community meetings to hear from families and students about the proposed changes.

The nearest open house to our neighborhood is from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St.

The boundary changes would take effect in fall 2019. Boundaries are changing in part because Lincoln High School will be opening in Wallingford, and district enrollment continues to grow.

For more information, see the High School Boundary Changes webpage, and the school board’s top three potential boundary change scenarios on the High School Boundary Task Force Recommendations webpage.

For Ballard High School, the board’s preferred proposed boundary changes would take some kids who live less than a mile from Ballard H.S. and send them to Ingraham High School, at 1819 N. 135th St., more than four miles away. North Ballard and Crown Hill north of 85th Street would move from Ingraham to Ballard. Some Phinney Ridge and Greenwood students currently slated for Roosevelt would move to Ingraham, while some south Phinney students currently slated for Roosevelt would move to Ballard.

These community meetings also will discuss other updates to the Student Assignment Plan, including special education, school choice, and advanced learning opportunities in high schools, which would take effect in fall of 2018.

Other open houses (all are from 6:30-8 p.m.):

  • Mon., Oct. 23, Eckstein Middle School, 3003 NE 75th St.
  • Mon., Oct. 30, McClure Middle School, 1915 1st Ave. W.
  • Wed., Nov. 8, Cleveland High School, 5511 15th Ave. S.
  • Thurs., Nov. 9, West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave. SW

At the end of this month, district families and staff will be invited to take a survey to provide feedback on the proposed high school boundary options.