District 11 schools - including 10 on Westside - to reopen for 2015-16 year
Significant changes on the Westside are a new principal (Shalah Sims) for the West Campus (see Westside Pioneer article) and an expansion of the areas served by school buses.
The latter is a result of decreasing the walk for all grade levels by a half-mile, according to District 11 spokesperson Devra Ashby. The new walking distances are 2 miles maximum for high school, 1 ½ for middle and 1 for elementary, she said.
Families who are eligible to ride are being notified by the D-11 Transportation Department, she added. Anyone with questions can call 520-2940 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going into the school year, below are brief capsules on each Westside D-11 school (principal's name in parentheses). Probable enrollment numbers are estimates based on last year's ending numbers.
Howbert, 1023 N. 31st St. (Deb Hawes), 328-4200. Probable enrollment: 310. Type of school: Traditional.
Jackson, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave. (Sara Miller), 328-5800. Probable enrollment: 470. Type of school: Traditional.
Midland, 2110 W. Broadway St. (Jeremy Cramer), 328-4500. Probable enrollment: 175. Type of school: International Baccalaureate (IB).
West, 25 N. 20th St. (Shalah Sims, with Assistant Principal Noel Wilson), 328-4900. Probable enrollment: 350. Type of school: Traditional.
West, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (Shalah Sims, with Assistant Principal Karen Newton), 328-3900. Probable enrollment: 280. Type of school : Traditional.
Westside Pioneer article