Loyal Heights Elementary Boundaries

Scheduled Boundary Changes for 2018-19 School Year

Spring Community Meeting on Boundary Changes

A community meeting to discuss changes to elementary school boundaries in 2018-19 occurred on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the Ballard High School lunchroom. These are not changes for next year (2017-18).

Loyal Heights Elementary is currently being expanded, which will provide more elementary capacity in the northwest region. Adams Elementary, Loyal Heights Elementary, and Whittier Elementary have scheduled attendance area boundaries changes related to this capacity expansion.

The changes were approved by the Seattle School Board in fall 2013. Beginning fall 2018, students in a portion of the Adams Elementary attendance area and a portion of the Whittier Elementary attendance area will be assigned to Loyal Heights Elementary.

Additional change proposed: There is a portion of the Whittier attendance area that is not part of the scheduled change. This area was previously scheduled to move to Viewlands in 2017-18, but the School Board voted not to make this change. Enrollment Planning staff will recommend moving this 4.5 block area to Loyal Heights rather than leaving an “island” of students.

At the community meeting, Enrollment Planning staff shared information about these changes and heard feedback from the community. Click here to download the meeting presentation.

What We Heard
The majority of families attending had questions and comments about grandfathering. The consensus was that they would like grandfathering to be offered for current students. A few families asked about grandfathering siblings. There were some questions about Loyal Heights Elementary. Other comments included walkability, after-school childcare, the timeline for decisions and school choice.

Anticipated Timeline
Fall Community Meeting: September 2017
Board Operations Committee: Oct. 5, 2017
Board Introduction: Oct. 18, 2017
Board Action: Nov. 1, 2017
Loyal Heights Building Re-Opens: September 2018


2018-19 attendance area elementary school change areas
Elementary change area 2 (moves part of the Adams attendance area to Loyal Heights)
Elementary change area 127 (moves part of the Whittier attendance area to Loyal Heights)

Last updated: 6/21/17

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