Thursday, February 14, 2013
The study commission by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association found that of the three sites it reviewed, a site in the Old Fourth Ward would be the most suitable for a Middle School Academy.
An analysis of three possible sites for a new Middle School Academy found that the former David T. Howard High School in the Old Fourth Ward "is the best-suited location of the three in terms of its ability to absorb the proposed Middle School Academy use without causing the quality of life of the adjacent community to erode." The study was commissioned by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association as part of the community's effort to take an active part in Atlanta Public Schools' discussions about how to relieve crowding at Inman Middle School. As the nine-page report states, "this analysis has been limited to a review of the three sites provided through the most recent work of the Inman Capacity Task Force." The three sites include Inman …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Group expected to give final recommendations on relieving overcrowding at Inman Middle School soon.
A task force charged with coming up with recommendations to relieve overcrowding at Inman Middle School is expected to give their recommendations to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. soon. Davis, speaking to a group of parents in the Grady High cluster of schools, made his remarks last week at a meeting of the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools. The task force, which is scheduled to meet for the eighth time Oct. 30, is looking at several alternatives such as a standalone sixth grade or eighth grade academy to relieve Inman Middle's capacity issues. This school year, Inman Middle is projected to have 1,034 students, which is 118 percent of its capacity. By 2021, the school is expected to be at 158 percent of…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Erroll B. Davis Jr. discusses strategic plan for district, answers questions on overcrowding.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. met with parents in the Grady High School cluster Thursday night to lay out his vision for the district and answer questions. During the forum, which sponsored by the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools at Inman Middle School, the superintendent said APS is still healing from the scars and scandals of the recent past but that his focus is on boosting school achievement. "All of our schools can and must do better," Davis told Grady cluster parents, which include the Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park, Midtown and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods. "We are putting in plans and programs to achieve that success," the superintendent said, explaining the core goals of his five-year plan…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Davis to answer questions from parents in the Grady Cluster of Schools.
Friday, October 19, 2012
by Patch Staff The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, the Atlanta nonprofit that advocates for the Grady schools cluster, hosts its annual Town Hall Meeting with the Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Ave. NE. This is the annual opportunity for parents from the communities that comprise the Grady High School cluster of schools — including Inman Park, Candler Park, Lake Claire Old Fourth Ward, Virginia-Highland and Morningside — to ask questions of Supt. Erroll B. Davis Jr. Davis will introduce key members of his team, update the community on what's happening with the district and answer questions from the audience as well as queries that have been submitted to CINS over …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The CINS position statement says a 6th grade annex is 'less disruptive' than an 8th grade annex.
The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools has released a position statement on the issue of how to ease crowding at Inman Middle School. The statement urges the Atlanta Public Schools to keep Grady High School's current 9-12 grade configuration as it reviews options for the Inman-Grady school cluster. The cluster includes Hope-Hill Elementary School in Old Fourth ward and Mary Lin Elementary in Candler Park. The statement, which was adopted unanimously by the CINS board on Thursday, also states that the creation of a 6th grade annex would create "fewer negative educational, social, and extracurricular disruptions to a middle school aged-adolescent than an 8th grade annex." One proposal that has been floated is the idea of creating an…