Informational meeting Tuesday to discuss new Brookstown Middle School

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An informational meeting will be held for parents and students who are attending the new Brookstown Middle School in the fall.

The meeting will be held tonight, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Claiborne Elementary School, 4707 Denham Street, in Baton Rouge.

The new school, which currently houses a charter school through the end of the current school year, will be located at the site of the former Brookstown Elementary School at 4375 East Brookstown Drive.

It will house sixth and seventh graders who reside within the newly approved attendance zone as well as students throughout the school system who choose to enroll in the school's magnet programs that focus on health sciences, communications and the honors program. The formal name of the school will be established later this year.

More than 250 students who currently attend Woodlawn, Southeast, Westdale and Glasgow middle schools will be re-assigned to the school.

"We have been hard at work expanding choice magnet programs for students throughout the school system," said Superintendent Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr. "This is an excellent opportunity for middle school students to enroll in quality academic programs at the Brookstown campus that prepares them to excel in high school and higher education after graduation."

For more information, call (225) 922-5443.

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