By Becky Koppenhaver
Several public meetings will be held beginning next week to discuss the progress being made on the new Central Region High School #13, including which students will get priority to attend the new 2,300-seat Glassell Park campus. The $240 million school – one of the most expensive ever built by L.A. Unified – is intended to relieve overcrowding at several area high schools, including Eagle Rock, Franklin, Marshall and Lincoln high schools and the student Belmont Zone of Choice.
According to Maria Cano, of L.A. Unified School District Community Relations Department, students in attendance areas of the above schools, and within the boundaries of the new school will have priority for all seats available at the new school. Those boundaries have not yet been made public, but will be announced at the upcoming public information meetings.
* Update: A boundary map (shown above) was made public today. High school age students living within the purple-dash boundary – which includes Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Elysian Heights, Elysian Valley, northeast Silver Lake, Mount Washington and southern Atwater Village – will live in the new school’s attendance area. Click here to download a map in PDF format.
The campus is currently under construction on San Fernando Road near Division Street on the site of a former rail yard called Taylor Yard. It will consist of five small schools that will include their own classrooms, science labs, and school administration offices. The schools will share performing arts classrooms, a library, a multi-purpose room, two gyms, food service areas, playfields, and parking.
Several proposals have been submitted by applicant teams that hope to call the new campus home, including a charter school, and four other separate teams, which include an arts oriented school, a business and technology centered school, and a school with a focus on ecology and social justice called the Los Angeles River School.
Click here to view summaries of the competing proposals.
The first meeting will take place Monday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of King Middle School, 4201 Fountain Ave., Los Feliz.
Click here for a complete list of upcoming Glassell Park high meetings.