OKCPS unveils redistricting proposals for middle & high schools

OKCPS unveils redistricting proposals for middle and high schools

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At the end of March, the Oklahoma City Public School board will meet to discuss a plan to realign the district's borders to alleviate overcrowding in some hallways.

The board discussed the proposal last week that would shift students to different schools to alleviate overcrowding in the school district. Last week, FOX 25 spoke with OKCPS spokesperson Tierney Tinnin who said the district is experiencing explosive growth, especially on the south side.

"We have had a population increase on the south side that has just been astronomical. We are a growing district," said OKCPS spokesperson Tierney Tinnin.

Tinnin says Grant High School has 26 "traveling" teachers who do not have classroom space. Capitol Hill has 15.

The plan would, in part, move 224 Grant students to Northwest Classen High. And 169 students would move from Capitol Hill to Douglass Mid-High, which is right now only functioning at half capacity.

Here's a breakdown of the school district's plan:

NW Classen HS (MAPS Capacity: 1,219) gains Pierce, Rockwood, and Westwood area students in Grades 9-12
Projections change from 1,087 to 1,371
 
Taft MS (MAPS Capacity: 691) gains Pierce, Rockwood, and Westwood area students in grades 7-8
Projections change from 589 to 756

US Grant HS (MAPS Capacity: 1,621) loses Rockwood and Pierce area students in Grades 9-12
Projections change from 1,660 to 1,436
 
Jefferson MS (MAPS Capacity: 724) loses Van Buren and Rancho Village area students in grades 7-8
Projections change from 878 to 710

Douglass (MAPS Capacity: 1,200) gains Shidler and Wheeler area students in Grades 7-12
Projections change from 653 to 857
 
Webster (MAPS Capacity: 825) loses Shidler and Wheeler area students in grades 7-8
Projections change from 919 to 824

Capitol Hill HS (MAPS Capacity: 1,079) loses Shidler, Wheeler, and Westwood area students in grades 9-12
Projections change from 1,215 to 1,046
 
Roosevelt MS (MAPS Capacity: 643) loses Pierce, Rockwood, and Westwood area students in grades 7-8 and gain Van Buren and Rancho Village students in grades 7-8
Projections change from 743 to 714

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