Renton to present proposed middle school boundaries at upcoming meeting

January 11, 2013

By Staff

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ContributedMap of proposed preliminary new boundaries for all district middle schools: The heavy black lines show current middle school boundaries; the blue area is the boundary for the new middle school; the pink area is the new boundary for McKnight Middle School; the yellow area is the new boundary for Dimmitt Middle School; and the green area is the new boundary for Nelsen Middle School.

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Map of proposed preliminary new boundaries for all district middle schools: The heavy black lines show current middle school boundaries; the blue area is the boundary for the new middle school; the pink area is the new boundary for McKnight Middle School; the yellow area is the new boundary for Dimmitt Middle School; and the green area is the new boundary for Nelsen Middle School.

UPDATED — 11:15 a.m. Jan. 14, 2013

The Renton School District will present proposed boundaries for the district’s new middle school at an upcoming community meeting.

The community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at McKnight Middle School, 1200 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton.

Construction is set to begin in March 2015 on what will be the district’s fourth middle school, located on the site of the current Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E.

The boundaries were constructed by a committee of parents and district staff and the Renton School Board is expected to consider the proposal at a February board meeting.

Construction of the new middle school means boundary changes for the district’s three other middle schools.

With the proposed boundary changes, more than 1,100 middle school students will change schools when the new one opens in 2016. More than 700 of those students will be moving from McKnight Middle School to the new middle school.

The boundaries work to populate the new school, while also reducing the number of students and creating more uniformity in the numbers of students attending each middle school.

The new middle school does not alter high school boundaries. Changes to the boundaries are not expected until the new school opens in 2016.

For those unable to make the meeting, the district is offering an online survey where community members can offer their input.

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2 Responses to “Renton to present proposed middle school boundaries at upcoming meeting”

  1. Nadia Stumbo on January 15th, 2014 1:59 pm

    I live at 2504 Camas Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056
    My child attends Kennydale.
    Would he be attending the new elementary school? I am having a hard time reading the map.

  2. Concerned parent on April 16th, 2014 10:48 am

    It seems to me the new middle school’s boundaries mostly include communities that are in the higher socioeconomic strata while McKnight will include much of the areas that are full of housing authority homes and lower incomed family. Is there a better way to balance out the middle schools?

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