It's not just the folks from the 19 schools that are proposed to be turned around that should show up at next week's hearings. There are at least 10 other schools that will be affected by the proposed changes, most of them in the form of having to take in a new set of kids:
"Receiving" schools are in BOLD: Gladstone Elementary, 1231 S. Damen, 287 students, pre-k
through grade 8. School would close, attendance boundary would be
reassigned to Smyth Magnet School, 1059 W. 13th and
Plamondon, 2642 W. 15th Place. Johns Middle Academy, 6936 S. Hermitage Ave., 308 students,
grades 4-8. One of two schools to be consolidated into new Miles
Davis, 6740 S. Paulina. Miles Davis Academy, 6723 S. Wood, 306 students, pre-k through
grade 3. Would be consolidated into new Miles Davis magnet school,
along with Johns Middle Academy students. Anderson Elementary, 1148 N. Honore St., 580 students, pre-k
through grade 8. School would eventually be phased out; new
students would attend Pritzker Elementary, 2009 W. Schiller
St. Midway Academy, 5434 S. Lockwood Ave., 90 students, grades 2-8.
School would close, children would attend neighborhood
schools (unspecified). Carver Middle School, 801 E. 133rd Pl., 244
students, grades 5-8. Would consolidate with Carver Primary, 901 E.
133rd Place, which is located next door. De La Cruz, 2317 W. 23rd Pl., 102 students, grades
7-8. Would be consolidated with Finkl Elementary, 2332 Western
Ave. Abbott Elementary, 3630 S. Wells St., 99 students, pre-k
through grade 8. Would be consolidated with Graham Elementary, 4436
S. Union Ave. Irving Park Middle School, 3815 N. Kedvale Ave., 348 students,
grades 7-8. Would be phased out; new students in the fall would
attend Marshall Middle School, 3900 N. Lawndale Ave. Edison Regional Gifted Center, 6220 N. Olcott Ave., 274
students, pre-k through grade 8. Would be relocated to Albany Park
Multicultural Academy, 4929 N. Sawyer Ave., but would remain a
"regional gifted center." Roque De Duprey Elementary, 1405 N. Washtenaw Ave., 235
students, grades 1-8. Would be relocated to Von Humboldt
Elementary, 2620 W. Hirsch, one block away.
Based on Chi-Town Daily list.
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