Summary of the 2013 Growth Boundaries project
At the November 20, 2013, meeting of the Seattle School Board, Directors approved attendance area boundaries (Growth Boundaries), feeder patterns and option school Geographic Priority Zones. The superintendent was directed to take appropriate action to implement these decisions. The development of new boundaries was critical due to significant enrollment growth and levy-funded construction in Seattle Public Schools.
Based on historical and projected enrollment data, numerous options were considered in the development of the Growth Boundaries for Student Assignment. The final decisions were strongly influenced by input from families and community members. Community input archive
Implementation of the new Growth Boundaries began with the 2014-15 school year and continues over time. Each fall, Seattle Public Schools updates the community and the Seattle School Board about the approved changes for the following year. You can see the changes for each year by clicking on the links in the right column.
Please note: There have been changes to the implementation plan since
the Growth Boundaries Plan was approved by the School Board. Each year, the boundary changes scheduled for the following year are reviewed, and any amendments to the approved plan must be approved by the School Board. The implementation maps for future years show the boundaries as they were approved in 2013.
All of the changes to elementary and middle school boundaries are scheduled to be implemented by the 2020-21 school year. Many changes are timed to coincide with the opening of new schools, renovated schools or replacement schools funded by the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy. Future work includes development of Growth Boundaries for high schools.
The following documents provide additional details.
The Seattle School Board set these Guiding Principles to be used in making decisions.
The project timeline includes work throughout 2013.
Nov. 20, 2013 Seattle School Board meeting