Lakewood Ranch High Addition Back on Track for 2023
From the ObserverGo to https://www.yourobserver.com/article/lakewood-ranch-high-addition-back-on-track-for-2023 – “Construction on the addition originally was scheduled to begin in the 2020-2021 school year, but plans were delayed due to changes the board made in attendance zones. When the School District of Manatee County was working to zone for Parrish Community High School, communities, including GreyHawk Landing, Mill Creek and Country Creek, were going to be assigned to the new high school in Parrish, which opened in 2019. The district wanted to be sure the addition at Lakewood Ranch High would be needed as immediately as originally thought.
After complaints from parents who wanted their children to remain in the Lakewood Ranch High system, those communities were kept in the Lakewood Ranch High zone. The immediate need once again was clear. The 20-classroom addition will add 500 student stations to the campus. The additional seats will help the school accommodate its growing enrollment, which sits at 2,396 students and is 578 students over the school’s capacity.
Cynthia Saunders, the superintendent of the School District of Manatee County, said additions being constructed at other high schools, such as Braden River High School, and school choice also will help with overcrowding as there is continued growth in Lakewood Ranch. Once the addition is complete, the School District of Manatee County will be able to remove the portables from campus.“