Location Review

As part of the Elementary Planning Initiative, APS staff will develop recommendations for the placement of neighborhood and option school sites. Staff will present two proposals, one that leaves elementary schools in their current locations. The other could result in changing the location of some option and neighborhood schools, while maintaining the same number of elementary option and neighborhood schools. This process will not identify which option programs should be located at specific sites.

At the January 23rd  work session the School Board directed staff to develop two proposals to create attendance zones for elementary schools planned through 2021:

  • One Proposal: Recommend strategic placement of option and neighborhood schools, and adjust boundaries to include new schools.
  • Second Proposal: Keep option schools at current sites and adjust boundaries to include the new schools.

Note: Due to recent School Board decisions, Fleet, Drew, and Reed will remain neighborhood schools and, after the Montessori program moves to Henry, it will remain an option school.

April 12 Information



  • April 12 – School Board Work Session
  • April 12 – Staff will post analysis
  • April 16-21 – Community Input
    • Attend a Staff Office Hour session (Spanish-speaking staff available)
      • Monday, April 16: 7-8:30 p.m. in Wakefield H.S. cafeteria
      • Friday, April 20: 7:30-9 a.m. at the Education Center, Room 101
      • Saturday, April 21: 9:30-11 a.m. in Kenmore M.S. cafeteria
  • April 30 – Staff will publish draft recommendations on neighborhood and option school sites.
  • April 30 – May 10 – Online questionnaire on draft recommendations for school locations.
  • May 9 – Community Meeting, Syphax Education Center 2110 Washington Blvd. Room 256-258 , 7 p.m.
  • May 17 – The Superintendent will present a recommendation to the School Board as an information item.
  • June 21 – The School Board will take action on the proposals presented. This decision may designate sites as either neighborhood or option schools. If any option schools are to be moved, however, the decision on June 21 will not specify which option schools will be located at

Draft Considerations for Development of School Board Recommendations

Input from Location Review Questionnaire (Excel format, be sure to scroll to the right to read all input)

Walk Zone maps used for Location Review