BUILD FUTURE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AT 1,200-STUDENT CAPACITY
The committee has recommended that the district build all future middle schools in DSISD at a 1,200-student capacity. With a projected middle school enrollment of 6,000 students at build-out, a 1,200-student capacity model enables better feeder patterns for attendance zoning and offers the district a lower total cost of ownership.
The Committee's Process
The committee analyzed staffing impacts, construction and operational costs, total cost of ownership, and the impact of school size on accountability for both 850- and 1,200-student capacity models for middle schools. The committee ultimately came to a consensus on a 1,200-student capacity model for future middle schools.