Renton to present proposed middle school boundaries at upcoming meeting
January 11, 2013
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.