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Scarritt School

The former 6th Grade Center/SE Annex is currently undergoing environmental abatement and demolition. On April 19, 2024, KCPS, in partnership with AC Prep and Dehr Demolition, held a public meeting to outline project details such as timeline, safety measures, and haul route. In addition to the public meeting, the contractors have provided the 6th Grade Center Abatement Info Sheet and 6th Grade Center Demo Info Sheet.

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide demolition project details such as timeline, safety measures, traffic flow and more.  The community will also have the opportunity to ask questions.  In addition to the public meeting, the demolition contractor has provided an information sheet: 6th Grade Center Demo Info Sheet. For more information regarding the environmental abatement work that will proceed demolition, see: 6th Grade Center Abatement Info Sheet.

6th Grade Center At A Glance

Year Built: 1923
Square Feet: 33,289
Acreage: 3.5 on AC Prep/SE Campus
Zoning: R-2.5
Neighborhood: Swope Park Campus
Year Closed: 2012
Historic Designation: Not Evaluated
 

BACKGROUND

The 6th Grade Center was closed in 2012 and officially moved to the mothballed list in 2016 as part of the Master Plan. It was designated as mothballed for the land only and a candidate for demolition, as the facility shares a site with Southeast High School and AC Prep Elementary School, but the building was no longer needed to accommodate students.

KCPS staff explored opportunities for auxiliary uses, such as teacher collaboration space, teacher housing, and office space for community partners. Due to the cost of renovations and limited capital funding, as well as safety concerns, the district has not pursued these options. If the facility was razed, it would address ongoing public safety concerns associated with a vacant building on a school campus, while also providing much needed multi-purpose field space for the shared Southeast High/AC Prep Elementary campus.

KCPS staff conducted outreach in 2022 to surrounding neighbors/neighborhood associations regarding the proposed demolition of the site (6th Grade Center Demo Meeting Presentation 8/1/22) and solicited bids for environmental remediation and demolition in 2023. 

6th Grade Center Site Overview

 

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