Citing current and projected overcrowding at Sutton Middle School, Atlanta Public Schools announced that they will build a new high school in Buckhead and convert the existing North High into a middle school.
Now, when can we get DeKalb County to look at our overcrowded elementary schools (Cary Reynolds and Hightower), projected overcrowded middle school (Sequoyah), and a new high school??
Sequoyah Middle is scheduled to have a net increase of over 400 students over the next 4 years according to the April 2009 CIP Report released by DeKalb County public Schools, projecting to be over capacity by 72 students by 2016, and yet no plans for any capital improvements aside from HVAC replacement currently underway and planned new roof.
Cross Keys is projected to have, according to the 2016-17 attendance map (thanks to Atlanta Unfiltered), 280+ students more than it will have seats. What plans are being done to address that? Additionally, Combining the Dunwoody, Chamblee, and Cross Keys high school districts net attendance surplus/deficit, it shows the area in 2010-11 having 100 more students than seats and that number increasing to 900 more students than it has capacity in 2016-17.
That in and off itself warrants planning RIGHT NOW for a new high school in the area, does anyone know anything about it? I am guessing that their projections do not include ANY of the GM redevelopment and how that may impact (by increasing) their attendance projections.
Come on Doraville, Chamblee, Dunwoody . . time to hold DeKalb County Schools accountable for our childrens education!