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New middle school boundaries approved by Board

During its April 12 meeting, the Board of Directors approved new middle school boundaries. Four elementary schools—Highland, Mt. Pilchuck, Stevens Creek and Sunnycrest—will feed into North Lake Middle School and three elementary schools—Glenwood, Hillcrest and Skyline—will feed into Lake Stevens Middle School.

The new boundaries will go into effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year once Stevens Creek Elementary School opens.

Students who are impacted by the boundary change that attend Lake Stevens Middle School (LSMS) as sixth-graders in the 2017-18 school year will remain at LSMS for an additional year to avoid attending two middle schools.


Why are middle school boundaries being changed?

In February 2016, Lake Stevens voters approved a $116 million school construction bond to build the district’s seventh elementary school—Stevens Creek Elementary School—a new Early Learning Center and to expand and modernize Lake Stevens High School. With the addition of an additional elementary school, middle school boundaries needed to be adjusted to encompass Stevens Creek students. Currently, three elementary schools feed into Lake Stevens Middle School and three feed into North Lake Middle School.

Who created the proposed boundaries?

The proposed boundaries were created by a Boundary Committee, made up of administrators, staff members, parents and community members from each of our schools. The Committee met throughout the fall to create a recommendation for elementary school boundaries, which were approved by the Board at its Feb. 8 meeting and will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. The Committee reconvened to discuss middle school boundaries, review enrollment data, school capacities, middle school growth rates and projections and community growth projections.