City 2600 SW Thistle St
posted by June 27 at 17:55 PMon
In a recent report from the Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, some parents and teachers at the schools voiced concern about the potential for violent or sexual encounters between high schoolers and middle schoolers.
It’s worth nothing that sweaty, hormonal 6-12 graders have safely shared space at Summit k-12 for years.
Seattle Public Schools’ spokesman David Tucker says that while the schools will have some integrated art, language and music classes, “the schools would still be primarily divided between the middle and high school. This is going to modernize Sealth. Classrooms are going to be upgraded with technology upgrades, a 1000 seat auditorium and increased art spaces.” Besides, Tucker points out, “intermingling is already occurring. [Sealth and Denny students] are already riding the same buses.”
Denny Middle School, which is across the street from Sealth, will move onto Sealth’s campus and the former Denny site will be turned into a sports field.
The school district plans to begin construction by the summer of 2008.