D60: South Side School Attendance Zones Changed

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The D60 school board changed three elementary school attendance zones for students from Hellbeck Elementary.

As part of the School Realignment Project, the board voted to close Hellbeck by June 30. Recently, the board also voted to add a 6th grade class to Carlile Elementary.

The former Hellbeck attendance area has now been restructured with three neighboring schools: Columbian, Highland Park, and Beulah Heights.

As part of the process, Hellbeck fifth graders will be transferred to Roncalli Middle School this fall in an effort to minimize the number of transitions for students.

All other Hellbeck students has been assigned new school attendance areas:

55 students- Columbian Elementary
31 students-Highland Park Elementary
94 students-Beulah Heights Elementary
38 5th grade students to Roncalli Middle School

According to a press release from District 60 the geographic realignment of the attendance areas for this fall are as follows:

Beulah Heights Elementary

Beginning at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Beulah Avenue; south on Beulah Avenue to Pueblo Blvd; west to Hollywood Drive; north on Hollywood Drive to Jones Avenue; east on Jones Avenue to Beulah Avenue.

School Attendance Zones Modified:

Columbian Elementary

Beginning at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Beulah Avenue; west on Jones Avenue to Hollywood; north on Hollywood to Northern Avenue; northeast on Northern Avenue to Prairie Avenue; north on Prairie Avenue to Small Avenue; east on Small Avenue to Lake Avenue; south on Lake Avenue to Elko Avenue; west on Elko Avenue to Beulah Avenue; north on Beulah Avenue to Jones.

Highland Park Elementary

Beginning at the point where the S.W. corner of Sec. 10, T.20 S., R.65 W., intersects with Colorado Highway 78; northeast on Colorado Highway 78 then becomes Northern Avenue to Hollywood; south on Hollywood to Fairfield Lane; west on Fairfield Lane to Vinewood; south on Vinewood Lane to southern boundary of Pueblo City Schools; west on southern boundary to point where the S.W. corner of Sec. 10, T.20., R.65 W. intersect.

(For the streets that comprise the outermost boundaries for each attendance zone – the dividing line runs down the middle of the street.)

District officials also provided the following information about Choice/Open Enrollment:

Senior staff and the Division of Learning Services are currently standardizing district processes and documents for Choice/Open Enrollment. Principals are being included in the process development.

The Choice/Open Enrollment application window for the 2012-2013 school year will be open from February 6 through March 2. Details and information for school communities will be forthcoming, prior to the window opening, through each school and the district website.


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