Changes for Fall 2012
While the program and building will close, students at Kettering High School will be reassigned to Denby, Pershing, Southeastern, or Martin Luther King, Jr. high schools. Students enrolled at Kettering West Wing will be reassigned to schools with existing special education programs including Southeastern High School; Jerry L. White Center; Charles R. Drew Transition Center; or the new East English Village Preparatory Academy currently being constructed on the former Finney High School site. Kettering High School & Kettering West Wing are ranked among the lowest performing 5 percent of state schools. Currently, the facility has an enrollment of 930 students in a building with capacity for over 1,800 students. Kettering is the lowest rated DPS facility with an immediate need for roof, window and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) replacements totaling more than $5 million. This transition will improve student learning and reduce administrative and operational costs to the district.