2016-17 year for most District 11 schools on Westside starts Aug. 18
The exception is Academy ACL, a K-8 charter school, which (as usual) will start earlier (Aug. 15) and end its school year about a week later. (Principal/Director Nikki Myers has previously said that the extra days allow more time for student projects.
There are two new Westside elementary school principals (Jennifer Breeding at Midland and Bryan Relich at Howbert) and a third (Sharon Gateley at Buena Vista Montessori) who is starting her first full year.
For the Westside Pioneer article on Breeding and Relich, go to this link. For the Pioneer article on Gateley, go to this link.
Below are brief capsules on each Westside D-11 school (principal's name in parentheses). Probable enrollment numbers to start the year are estimates fom representatives of the individual schools.
Howbert, 1023 N. 31st St. (Bryan Relich), 328-4200. Probable enrollment: 275. Type of school: Traditional.
Jackson, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave. (Sara Miller), 328-5800. Probable enrollment: 420. Type of school: Traditional.
Midland, 2110 W. Broadway St. (Jennifer Breeding), 328-4500. Probable enrollment: 200. Type of school: International Baccalaureate (IB).
West, 25 N. 20th St. (Shalah Sims, with Assistant Principal Noel Wilson), 328-4900. Probable enrollment: 315. Type of school: Traditional.
West, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (Shalah Sims, with Assistant Principal Karen Newton), 328-3900. Probable enrollment: 300. Type of school : Traditional, with gifted/talented element.
Another well-attended school on the Westside - chartered through the state instead of District 11 - is Mountain Song, in its fourth year in the former Whittier school at 2904 W. Kiowa St. The school has a highly visible farm activity outside, as part of its less technology-based Waldorf philosophy. The principal, returning for a second year, is Raj Solanki. The grades are K-8, with waiting lists for all but grades 6-7. The enrollment going into the 2016-17 school year, which started Aug. 22, is about 315, according to registrar Sarah White. The phone is 203-6364.
Westside Pioneer article