Capacity information is analyzed by looking at classroom counts and at total square footage and using an average of the two. Some of the information shows the capacities with the existing portables in place, and other spreadsheets show the totals if the portables are not used. Still another set shows the figures if the special programs were more evenly distributed throughout the district, and a final set shows the figures if some of the secondary schools were utilized as elementary schools.
Elementary Facility Capacity Analysis
High School Capacity Analysis
Option 1 contains two maps (one elementary and one middle school) and corresponding charts for each. Option 1 assumes that no portables are used in the district, that the grade groupings are changed to EE-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th, and also assumes that a new high school was built. The existing high school facility would be utilized 1/2 for middle school and 1/2 for administrative space. This would allow the district to sell many of the separate administrative facilities and to centralize the administration. Under such a scenario, Lakeside, Ash, and Estacado would all become elementary schools, with Coronado becoming a middle school, as it had the largest capacity of the 2 junior high schools.
Option 1 - EE-5th Grade Grouping
Option 1 - Elementary School Boundary Map
Option 1 - Middle Schools
Option 2 assumes the same grade grouping change, but keeps utilizing the portables and does not open a new high school. This option takes Lakeside and Ash both to become elementary schools, and Coronado and Estacado to handle the middle school population. This puts a slight burden on one of the middle schools, but seems to give the elementaries some breathing room.
Option 2 - EE- 5th Grade Grouping
Option 2 - Elementary Boundary Map
Option 2- Middle Schools
Option 3 leaves Ash as a middle school. One of the reasons that Option 2 does not do this is that districts often prefer to operate middle schools above 500 students to ensure competitiveness in UIL. This is more difficult to manage with a school population of less than 500 students spread over 3 grades.
Option 3 - EE - 5th Grade Grouping
Option 3 - 6th -8th Grade Grouping
Option 3 - Elementary Map
Option 3 - Middle School Boundary Map