Here are the proposed changes (closures and expansions) to the Boston public schools system for 2011. The School Committee will be voting on the proposal Dec. 15 at 6pm at English High School.

Proposed Changes
  • Merge Lee Academy with Lee Elementary, create a K-8
East Zone | Dorchester
Lee Academy would become a K0-1 program and Lee Elementary would operate a Grade 2-8 program. Both would exist in the same building as they do today.
  • Merge Alighieri and Umana
North Zone | East Boston
These schools would merge to create a K-8 in the Umana building. The Umana is also scheduled for a major renovation within the next two years, so the K-8 would be phased in.
  • Merge Urban Science Academy and Parkway Academy of Technology and Health
Citywide | West Roxbury
These schools would merge to create one school, led by USA. The programs would stay in the same building.
  • Merge Brook Farm Business & Service Career Academy and Media Communications Technology High School
Citywide | West Roxbury
These schools would merge to create one school. The programs would stay in the same buildings.
  • Merge Excel High School and Monument High School
Citywide | South Boston
These schools would merge to create one school, led by Excel. The programs would stay in the same buildings.
  • Expand Holland Elementary
East Zone | Dorchester
Add one K1 classroom.
  • Expand Trotter Elementary
West Zone | Dorchester
Add one K1 classroom.
  • Expand King K-8
West Zone | Dorchester
Current East Zone ELC K1 and K2 students move to the King.
  • Relocate Community Academy of Science and Health
Citywide | Hyde Park
Relocate program to the Cleveland Building in Dorchester (East Zone).
  • Unite and expand TechBoston Academy
Citywide | Dorchester
TechBoston Academy will become a unified Grade 6-12 program at Dorchester Education Complex, and increases high school seats.
  • Expand Dearborn to a 6-12 STEM program
North Zone | Roxbury
Dearborn Middle School will become a 6-12 STEM program, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
  • Move Dorchester Academy
Citywide | Dorchester
Program moves from Dorchester Education Complex to the Wilson Building.
  • Close East Zone ELC
East Zone | Dorchester
Current K1 and K2 students are relocated to King K-8 if they choose
  • Close Fifield Elementary
East Zone | Dorchester
Students have priority for available East Zone schools, after sibling preference is taken into account.
  • Close Middle School Academy
East Zone | Dorchester
Program moves to the current Gavin building
  • Close Emerson Elementary
North Zone | Roxbury
Regular education students have priority for available seats in the North Zone, after sibling preference. Cape Verdean SEI students move together to a different school.
  • Close Farragut Elementary
North Zone | Mission Hill
Students have priority for available seats in other North Zone schools, after sibling preference.
  • Close Agassiz Elementary
West Zone | Jamaica Plain
Students have priority for available seats in other West Zone schools, after sibling preference.
  • Close The Engineering School
Citywide | Hyde Park
Students have priority for available seats in other high schools, after sibling preference.
  • Close Social Justice Academy
Citywide | Hyde Park
Students have priority for available seats in other high schools, after sibling preference.
  • Clap Elementary becomes our first "Innovation School"
East Zone | Dorchester
Students remain in the school but the program gets a "fresh start." Apply for Innovation School status granted under new state law.
  • Convert Gavin Middle School to "Up Academy"
East Zone (becomes Citywide) | South Boston
Current Gavin students are guaranteed enrollment in UP Academy as long as they fill out a simple application form. Incoming 6th grade students can apply from anywhere in the city.
Available Seats
Schools in the East Zone with available seats:

Channing Elementary; Sarah Greenwood K-8; Henderson Elementary; Lee Elementary; Murphy K-8; Perkins Elementary; Roosevelt K-8; Russell Elementary; Taylor Elementary; Tynan Elementary

Schools in the West Zone with available seats:

Beethoven Elementary; Ellis Elementary; Hale Elementary; Hernandez K-8; Kilmer K-8; Lyndon K-8; Manning Elementary; Mozart Elementary; Ohrenberger; Philbrick Elementary

Schools in the North Zone with available seats:

Bradley Elementary; Eliot K-8; Patrick Kennedy Elementary; Lyon K-8; O'Donnell Elementary; Otis Elementary; Quincy Elementary; Warren/Prescott K-8; Mason Elementary
For more info on the plan, click here.