The Seattle Public Schools has just released the proposed attendance area boundary maps. Here’s a link to find all the attendance areas by school. Here is a link to Ballard High School’s attendance area. You can also click on the yellow badge on right of this page to lookup your schools by address.
Parents raised concerns that Ballard students would be bussed to Ingraham High School while Queen Anne and Magnolia students went to Ballard High School. According to the map, the cutoff is NW 85th St. Any high school student north of there will go to Ingraham, south of there will go to Ballard.
As part of the Student Assignment Plan (.pdf) which was approved in June, the district was given the green light to draw boundaries around each school so students will know where he or she will go to elementary, middle and high school based on their address. There will be no more district-wide open enrollment to apply for schools.
The district also announced that it plans to reopen Viewlands Elementary School at 10525 3rd Ave. NW.
The district will hold informational meetings throughout the city to hear feedback on the attendance areas. “I urge families to review the boundary maps and to give us their feedback,” said superintendent Dr. Goodloe-Johnson. “We will be listening, and we will review comments as we evaluate any needed adjustments in the boundaries. An extensive schedule of community meetings; an on-line survey; brochures and comments cards are just some of the ways we are reaching out to as many families as possible.” The meeting for our area will be held at Ballard High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 14th. The School Board will vote on the map on November 18th. The entire plan will be implemented in phases starting in the 2010-2011 school year for students at entry-grade levels—usually kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades.