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Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Huntsville City Schools

Enrollment & Facilities Planning

April 13, 2013


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Facilities Strategy - Objective

  • Provide diverse, equitable schools that afford every student access to effective, personalized instruction in safe and orderly educational centers of excellence by:

    • Building new schools that consolidate student bodies within feeder patterns that achieve a consistent student progression from Pre-K to 12th grade.

    • Locating and right-sizing new schools so as to accommodate enrollments within communities with a focus upon maintaining local elementary schools and improving the programmatic efficiency and offerings of secondary schools serving local elementary schools.

    • Improving the location and condition of magnet schools to align programs, and foster enrollment and achievement growth.


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Facilities Strategy – Resource Reallocation

  • Redirect operational savings from right-sizing schools to improving educational programs:

    • Expand project based STEM education in secondary schools.

    • Expand IB programs in the Columbia feeder system to middle and early years programs.

    • Enhance career readiness programs within secondary schools and integrate these programs with general education programs.

    • Expand opportunities for dual enrollment and advance placement enrollments.


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Facilities Strategy – Resource Reallocation

  • Place as many students as possible in modern educational facilities as quickly as possible.Focus upon improving secondary environments first due to the importance of:

    • Adjacencies.

    • Programmatic space allocation.

    • Student supervision.

    • Providing facilities for:

      • Career Readiness Programs.

      • Extracurricular activities in secondary schools.


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Facilities Strategy – Outcomes

  • Replace 1.64 million Ft2of old schools with 1 million Ft2of new schools with the following outcomes:

    • Over 27% of Huntsville City School’s students will move from obsolete or overcrowded schools to new schools.

    • All High School students will attend new schools designed for 21st Century education.

    • The share of students attending schools with storm shelter space will increase from approximately 2% to more than 27%.

    • We will retire approximately 640,000 Ft2 of school space that has an average age of 47 years.

    • We will reduce the amount of space that is excess to current needs from 27% to 12%.

    • We will achieve a recurring annual saving of about $5 million due to avoided maintenance and utility costs.

    • By 2016, the average age of school space will be 23 years.

      • For majority black schools the average age of facility space will fall from 39 years to 22 years.

      • For minority black schools the average age of facility space will fall from 34 years to 24 years.

    • Of new school construction, 460,000 Ft2 or 46% will be for schools in which black students are the majority and which are most in need replacement or right-sizing.

    • Of the approximately $194 million in capital expenditures planned for new school construction, approximately $92 million, or 47% will be for schools in which black students are the majority.

    • In 2016, the school system will include 37 schools as compared with 46 schools in 2011.


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Absent New Industry or Unanticipated Development, Our Schools Will See Little Change in Enrollments by 2023

Projected Total Enrollment Change by School Between 2011-12 and 2022-23


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Enrollments Are Likely to Increase by About 1,300 StudentsOver the Next Ten Years


Huntsville city schools enrollment facilities planning

Projected Enrollment by Grade Level Between 2013 and 2023


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