New High School Boundary Lines Impact Green Lake
During a January 31 meeting the School Board approved changes to boundary lines for high school students starting in the 2019- 2020 school year.
Take a look at the boundary lines. Notice anything? Green Lake is literally cut in half with some students going to the new Lincoln High School while the others will be sent north to Ingraham International High School.
But the new school assignments aren’t that straightforward. According to the Lincoln Grade Implementation Plan:
In 2019-20, Lincoln High School will serve students in grades 9 and 10 only. New students in grades 11 and 12 will be assigned to their attendance area high school based on the 2017-18 high school boundaries.
In 2020-21, Lincoln High School will serve students in grades 9, 10, and 11 only. New students in grade 12 will be assigned to their attendance area high school based on the 2017-18 high school boundaries.
In 2021-22, Lincoln High School will serve students in all grades.
The new boundary lines mean that some Green Lake families may have two kids in two different high schools, like reader Lori.
New high school boundaries are being drawn with the opening of Lincoln High School and Greenlake students are paying the price. Families living on the north/northwest side of Greenlake are being forced north to Ingraham High School. I live on N 76th Street and Winona (2 blocks from the lake), less than 2 miles from Roosevelt High School (my son is currently enrolled there). So sad to see my Greenlake community broken apart like this. I appreciate that our schools are filled to capacity but the fact that SPS wouldn’t consider moving our neighborhood to Lincoln High School in Wallingford (less than 2 miles away) is doing our community a huge disservice. My daughter is heartbroken as her brother will be a junior at Roosevelt when she starts her freshman year at a different high school, not anywhere near our home.
We love living in Greenlake and are saddened to see our kids being moved out of their neighborhood.
For more information on these changes go to the Seattle Schools website.