Lubbock ISD trustees approve Smylie Wilson plan

Lubbock ISD trustees approve Smylie Wilson plan

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Lubbock ISD trustees approved a plan Thursday morning that would re-zone Smylie Wilson Middle School into a magnet school. As we reported earlier this month, this is an attempt to improve the school's ratings. Smylie Wilson received an "F" in the state accountability ratings last two years.

It will be a STEAM magnet school: science, technology, engineering, art and math.

To improve the outcomes for students at Smylie Wilson, Superintendent Kathy Rollo said in our earlier story the district proposed rezoning the attendance boundary and sending students to both Irons and Mackenzie Middle Schools. 

 

"Then, reopen the Smylie Wilson facility as a reimagined magnet campus, with a project based learning and STEAM focus," Rollo said last week. "So, teachers would work in interdisciplinary teams and design learning experiences for students around real world problems. That helps them learn the standards, but also in a very relevant, fun, hands-on way."

The magnet school will be open to middle school students throughout Lubbock ISD.

This story will be updated with more information from Thursday's meeting when it becomes available. 

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