Kittredge (Murphey Candler EM) is well below capacity. Meanwhile the families that were forced to leave Murphey Candler EM (now Kittredge) and consolidate with Montgomery, are sitting shoulder to shoulder in a school building that is only going to become more crowded as younger families move into the surrounding neighborhood. Maybe some of that excess capacity in Kittredge should be opened up to the neighborhood families that were displaced... Or maybe the kids that drive past Wadsworth on the way to Kittredge should be encouraged to attend the closer Magnet program.
And DHS is 4 years out from a renovation that added capacity and they are 276 seats short. It's only going to get worse if you look at the incoming classes. Good planing DCSS.
I was told three years ago by my elementary school principal that they were tracking a student population bubble in Dunwoody. It's now the current 6-9th grade students. Just wait until they're all at DHS.
I don't buy the bubble argument at all. If you look at total enrollment for the cluster elementary schools, for grades k-2 are well over 700, 3rd & 4th are over 600 and 5th, is over 500. In the past few years there has been a 20 to 30 decrease in enrollment between K and 8th grade, but there has also been a 20% increase between 8th & 9th grades.
you missed Kingsley
Murphey Candler Elementary is not in Brookhaven…Nancy Creek Elementary was the former elementary school now occupied by Kittredge.