Now, the district is proposing new attendance zones for 16 high schools and 20 middle schools. Its aim is to leave no school with more than half its students from low-income, low-education and high-minority neighborhoods. Except for Shawnee High School. Under the proposal, Shawnee would still draw 87 percent of its students from low-income, low-education and high-minority areas — more than double the rate of any other high school. District officials could have created a satellite attendance zone for Shawnee in a more affluent area of Jefferson County to diversify enrollment. But they chose not to.
One quote in the article from Superintendent Berman indicates there could be a plan to shut the school down in 2018.