Feeder Pattern Committee
As part of the Worthington Schools Master Facilities Plan, a Feeder Pattern Committee was formed. That committee was tasked with deciding which elementary school would move from the Thomas Worthington High School feeder pattern to the Worthington Kilbourne High School feeder pattern as part of the district goal to balance high school enrollment. The committee looked at a number of factors, including: socio-economic status, cost, distance, capacity, programming, economic impact and equivalent staff diversity.
In March 2019, the committee made the recommendation that Slate Hill Elementary be reassigned to the WKHS feeder pattern with the start of the 2021 school year. That recommendation was accepted by the Worthington School Board. The WKHS staff has already held several events to welcome the Slate Hill Stars as WKHS Wolves and more are planned.
The next goal for the committee is to determine which elementary schools will feed middle schools starting in 2021. They will begin meeting again in October 2019 to examine options for the elementary school feeder pattern to our expanded and renovated middle schools, including the reopened Perry Middle School. The group plans to make a final recommendation to Dr. Bowers in December 2019. Starting in 2021, all Worthington sixth graders will move from elementary school attendance to middle school attendance.