Inglewood to Shutter 5 Schools

Inglewood Unified will close five schools, including Morningside high school, by the end of the 2024-25 school year in an effort to combat declining enrollment and looming deficits, officials have announced.

The school district, in state receivership since 2012, has struggled to retain students, dropping from an enrollment of 18,000 in 2002 to less than 7,000 today, according to state-appointed administrator James Morris

The schools to close are Hudnall, Highland and Kelso elementary schools, Crozier Middle School and Morningside high school by the end of next school year. Students and staff from Kelso Elementary will relocate to Daniel Freeman/Warren Lane Elementary, which will reopen as a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade school, Morris said.

Crozier, meanwhile, will stay open for eighth-graders only next year to allow the current seventh-graders to complete their middle school experience.,

No plan of what the district will do to the shuttered schools was announced,

 

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