The Atlanta Public Schools released a new set of maps late Friday that reflect new attendance zones, following the Board of Education's instead of 10 as.
While most of the attendance zones remain the same for the schools of East Atlanta Patch, there is one notable change for the Summerhill community.
The Summerhill neighborhood, which in Grant Park, is now moved from that school and is slated to attend D.H. Stanton Elementary in Peoplestown.
"The revised redistricting plan was approved in its entirety by the board earlier this week, including all rezoning and feeder pattern changes," APS spokesman Keith Bromery told East Atlanta Patch.
"I am not in a position to provide the rationale associated with specific zoning decisions, except that generally they are designed to more evenly spread student enrollment among the remaining schools following the decision to close seven schools."
Earlier plans had Summerhill zoned to D.H. Stanton, but Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. moved the neighborhood to Parkside as many in the community wanted.
The Cabbagetown neighborhood, which , remains in that school's attendance area.
That the change for Summerhill came without any board discussion, isn't unusual, Bromery said.
"Approvals without discussion of specifics are fairly common for boards of education," he said. "Boards commonly stay out of the weeds in these matters, leaving it to the superintendent and his staff to attend to the details."
Summerhill residents, meanwhile, planned to meet Sunday to discuss next steps.
Here's how the school attendance zones in East Atlanta Patch shake out based on the new maps (Bold denotes an East Atlanta Patch neighborhood school.)
Grady High School Cluster:
- Inman Middle School
- Centennial Place
- Hope-Hill Elementary School (Old Fourth Ward): Old Fourth Ward, Sweet Auburn, Capitol Gateway, Oakland and the portion of Downtown east of I-75.
- Mary Lin Elementary School (Candler Park): Candler Park, Inman Park and Lake Claire.
- Springdale Park Elementary School
Jackson High School Cluster (Grant Park) includes:
- Benteen Elementary School (Benteen Park): Benteen Park, Chosewood Park, Englewood Manor and the area of Custer/McDonough/Guice** south of Custer Ave SE.
- Burgess-Peterson Academy (East Atlanta Village): East Atlanta Village.
- Coan Middle School (Edgewood): Edgewood, Kirkwood, East Lake, Reynoldstown and East Atlanta Village.
- D.H. Stanton Elementary School (Peoplestown): Peoplestown and Summerhill.
- Dunbar Elementary School
- King Middle School (Grant Park): Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Ormewood Park, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Benteen Park, Chosewood Park, Englewood Manor, Custer/McDonough/Guice (and Mechanicsville).
- Parkside Elementary School (Grant Park): Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Boulevard Heights, Woodland Hills, Cabbagetown Glenwood Park and the area of Custer/McDonough/Guice** between the creek and Custer Ave. SE.
- Toomer Elementary School (Kirkwood): Kirkwood and East Lake.
- Whitefoord Elementary School (Edgewood): Edgewood and Reynoldstown.
Carver High School Cluster:
- Parks Middle School
- Price Middle School
- Sylvan Hills Middle School
- Capitol View Elementary School
- Finch Elementary School
- Gideons Elementary School
- Perkerson Elementary School
- Slater Elementary School
- Thomasville Heights Elementary School (Thomasville Heights): Thomasville Heights and Chosewood Park.
** While Custer/McDonough/Guice is split at the elementary school level between Benteen and Parkside elementary schools, the entire neighborhood is zoned for Jackson High School.