The route to school for than 1,100 middle schoolers will change, starting in the 2016/2017 school year.
A community meeting to present proposed preliminary boundaries for the district’s new middle school is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at McKnight Middle School, 1200 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton. Those unable to attend the meeting can choose to take an online survey here to provide input on the proposed boundaries.
The boundaries were created by a committee of parents and district staff for the new middle school scheduled to open in the north end of the district in the fall of 2016. The School Board will consider the boundary proposal at a February Board meeting.
The proposed boundaries changes are for middle schools only: there are no changes to high school boundaries.
The proposed boundaries for the new middle school will also mean boundary changes for the district’s other three middle schools. The boundaries work to populate the new school, while also reducing the number of students and creating more uniformity in the numbers of students attending each middle school.
The proposed boundary changes are shown in the map above: The heavy black lines show current middle school boundaries (these are also high school boundaries which will not change); the blue area is the boundaries for the new middle school; the pink area is the new boundaries for McKnight Middle School; the yellow area is the new boundaries for Dimmitt Middle School; and the green area is the new boundaries for Nelsen Middle School.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by the Renton School District.