Kim Hung School in Granville (The Grange) will accommodate:
The Grange is a collection of neighbourhoods in west Edmonton. Kim Hung School will be built in the Granville neighbourhood, located on the northeast corner of the site and bordered by Glastonbury Boulevard and Granville Link.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Kim Hung School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.
The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Kim Hung School:
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We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We also made careful decisions to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas.
We know that public feedback from the attendance area options meetings and surveys last spring indicated that the community felt all students living in Glastonbury and Granville who are currently attending Bessie Nichols School should be able to stay enrolled at the school. This is simply not possible because the school is full and enrolment is going to continue to grow over the next few years. We had to make the difficult decision to redirect students to the new school in their neighbourhood to address this.
There will not be a secondary attendance area for Kim Hung School. We made this decision based on the community’s feedback that said we should keep our attendance area small to manage enrolment at the school because the community is still growing.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Kim Hung School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room at the school once students from the primary attendance area are accepted, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen by random selection.
The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change attendance areas in the future.
For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.
In February, schools start accepting registration for students who are new to the District. More information will be available in early 2017 including:
The new school in Granville will be named after Kim Hung, an advocate of Edmonton’s Chinese community. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight more new schools at a public meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read his full biography or watch the Kim Hung video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements.