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Grade Reconfiguration: The Move to Middle Schools and Four-Year High Schools
Answers to common questions about the move to middle schools and 4-year high schools.
Reconfiguration opens Band to fourth graders
Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning will move into a mini-campus, a configuration of modular, portable classrooms on the Eastlake campus, freeing up room within Eastlake for ninth grade students.
Change in grade configuration means Lake Washington High needs more space
A new program is designed to align with the middle school model, providing a developmentally appropriate program that is equitable among schools.
Dr. Kimball's message about the school configuration staffing process
Principals, district administrators develop framework for middle schools, four-year high schools
Developed by district administrators, junior high principals and assistant principals, these belief statements will guide schools in the development of their middle school programs.
This document outlines the common components agreed on by junior high principals for the educational program in district middle schools, beginning in the fall of 2012. This framework ensures that students in grades 6-8 get the instruction they need to meet state standards and progress toward meeting the district’s graduation requirements.
Developed by district administrators, high school principals and associate principals, these belief statements spell out the ideal high school educational program and environment to ensure that students are making progress toward graduating from Lake Washington School District, prepared for college, prepared for the global workplace and prepared for personal success.
Dr. Kimball announced a process to determine if the district should move toward a school configuration pattern featuring elementary schools with kindergarten through fifth grade, middle schools with sixth through eighth grade and high schools with ninth through twelfth grade.
 

 Population Growth and Space Needs

 
Change in grade configuration, feeder patterns allows more efficient use of current school space
This PowerPoint presentation made by Dr. Kimball at the May 3 school board meeting explains the need for changes to accommodate our growing student population.
This series of charts shows the projected enrollment for each high school, junior high school, and the elementary schools grouped by feeder pattern. It also shows the impact of the feeder pattern moves and the grade configuration change.
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