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APS Redistricting: The Options Broken Down

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to the proposed feeders for the communities of East Atlanta Patch

With the two options laid out by the demographers contracted by the Atlanta Public Schools for the redistricting, there are a lot of numbers, projections and assumptions.

Many residents want to know the basics: What elementary, middle and high school cluster will my child go to under each option?

Here they are below for the communities of East Atlanta Patch.

As you look at the clusters, we'd like to know:

  • Do they make sense to you and did the demographers get it right?
  • Is the pain of change equitably shared among the various neighborhoods or do some communities share more of the burden than others?
  • What would have made more sense? Tell us in the comments.

Under Option A if you live in:

  • Inman Park, Candler Park and Lake Claire: Mary Lin Elementary/Inman Middle/Grady High
  • Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward and Capitol Gateway: Cook Elementary or Hope-Hill Elementary/King Middle/Grady High
  • Summerhill and most of Peoplestown: D.H. Stanton Elementary/King Middle/Jackson High
    • The portion of Peoplestown south and west of the railroad and surrounding University Ave. SW is zoned for: Slater Elementary/Price Middle/Carver High
  • Cabbagetown: Cook Elementary or Hope-Hill/King Middle/Grady High
  • Reynoldstown: Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Edgewood: Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Kirkwood: Toomer Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • East Lake: Toomer Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Grant Park: North of I-20: Cook Elementary or Hope-Hill Elementary/King Middle/Grady High
  • Ormewood Park, Glenwood ParkBoulevard Heights, Woodland Hills and Custer/McDonough/Guice: Parkside Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • East Atlanta Village: Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Englewood Manor and most of Chosewood Park: D.H. Stanton Elementary/King Middle/Jackson High
    • Chosewood Park residents south and east of Boulevard and McDonough Blvd. SE go to Benteen Elementary/Price Middle/South Atlanta High
  • Benteen Park and Thomasville Heights: Benteen Park Elementary/Price Middle/South Atlanta High

Under Option B if you live in:

  • Inman Park, Candler Park and Lake Claire: Mary Lin Elementary/Inman Middle/Grady High
    • Mary Lin combines with Toomer to create a primary learning center. One campus will house kindergarten and first grades. The other campus will house second-through-fifth-grades.
  • Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward and Capitol Gateway: Cook Elementary or Hope-Hill Elementary/Coan Middle/Grady High
  • Summerhill and most of Peoplestown: D.H. Stanton Elementary/King Middle/Jackson
    • The portion of Peoplestown south and west of the railroad and surrounding University Ave. SW is zoned for: Slater Elementary/Price Middle/Carver High
  • Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown and Edgewood: Whitefoord Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Kirkwood: Depending on area: Toomer Elementary/Inman Middle/Grady High or Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High or Whitefoord Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Edgewood: Whitefoord Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • East Lake: Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Grant Park: South I-20: D.H. Stanton or Parkside Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Ormewood Park, Glenwood Park, Boulevard Heights, Woodland Hills and Custer/McDonough/Guice: Parkside Elementary/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • East Atlanta Village: Burgess-Peterson Academy/Coan Middle/Jackson High
  • Englewood Manor and most of Chosewood Park: D.H. Stanton Elementary/King Middle/Jackson High
    • Chosewood Park residents south and east of Boulevard and McDonough Blvd. SE go to Benteen Elementary/Price Middle/South Atlanta High
  • Benteen Park and Thomasville Heights: Benteen Park Elementary/Price Middle/South Atlanta High
Péralte Paul January 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Hi, Leslie: Do you think those parents on the northern end where more organized and just squeakier wheels who got the grease? And since the schools on the southern end of the Patch were the most underutilized shouldn't parents from those schools and neighborhoods have expected to get the bulk of the change? (I'm not saying it's right or wrong it some of the questions I received today.) What's your take?
Sherry January 29, 2012 at 03:23 AM
You missed that option B puts the N. Kirkwood & Mary Lin students at "primary centers" using Toomer & Mary Lin (not N. Kirkwood at Toomer & IP/CP/LC at Mary Lin). For these schools, this is option 4 from the last set of options, which was ranked dead last by SRT-3 (as well as by SRT-1 & SRT-4 and third by SRT-2) as an acceptable scenario in the community feedback surveys. It makes no sense to see this totally rejected option reappear.
Péralte Paul January 29, 2012 at 03:54 AM
You mean the split school? k-1 and 2-5 combining Mary Lin and Toomer students?
johnk January 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM
I think your Option B summary needs to include the details of the Mary Lin-Toomer merger. Candler Park, Inman Park, and Lake Claire essentially lose their neighborhood walkable K-5 school - it becomes a K-1 in Option B.
Péralte Paul January 30, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Hi, John & Sherry: I had it in the main story. Will update the list shortly.

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