Changes are being considered for the Seattle Public Schools student assignment map and one option would have a big impact on Ballard. When the new attendance boundaries were drawn up, Garfield High School’s enrollment soared. Now, the school district is trying to relieve some of that overcrowding by tweaking the map.
Under one scenario (areas E and F of the pdf), students currently assigned to Garfield who live in parts of South Lake Union, Belltown, and downtown would be reassigned to Ballard High. In turn, the 228 middle and high school students currently living in the Ballard High attendance area north of NW 80th St would be reassigned to Ingraham High School.
A Seattle Schools spokesperson tells us there are a lot of different options being considered and things are far from being finalized.
“We’re gathering feedback from our families on what they’re thinking and what they want to see,” said Teresa Wippel.
A public meeting on the proposed changes will be held Monday, November 22 at Ingraham High from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The school board will approve the final changes in January. (Thank you Kara and Patty for the emails!)