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Charter Schools Recruit Brookhaven High School Students

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Brookhaven High School is scheduled to close in June. Area charter schools are competing for the school's current students.
14, 2014

The scheduled closing of Brookhaven High School in June has upended lives of hundreds of Columbus high school students. The class of 2014 will be the last to graduate from the Karl Road school. Younger students will have to change schools. That has unleashed competition for students between the district and area charter schools.

Columbus Board Votes To Close Schools

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Columbus School Board president Gary Baker and three other members listen to comments at board meeting before voting to close five schools
4, 2014

The Columbus School Board voted to close five schools at the end of the current school year. The decision will save the district money, but it was made after some tearful pleas to spare two of the schools.

Columbus School Leaders Change Closing Recommendations

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Brookhaven High School (pictured) remains on the revised list of schools recommended for closing at the end of the current school year.
3, 2014

After two overflow public hearings, Columbus school leaders have changed their list of recommended school closings.

Demand For Specialty High Schools Up As Others Face Closure

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Two Columbus City High Schools are under consideration for closure. Brookhaven High School (pictured) is one of them. If it closes, it would be the district's first high school closure since 1982. District officials say declining enrollment and a budget deficit are reasons for the possible closures.
25, 2014

For the first time in more than 30 years, Columbus City Schools has proposed closing high schools. The district faces a budget deficit and enrollment has been on the decline. But the growing popularity of high school specialization and school choice also play a role in the closure decisions.

Brookhaven Classes Canceled After Police-Involved Shooting

Ahmad Khatab (left) and Chaunce Dolan were arrested inside Brookhaven High School early Tuesday. Khatab suffered minor injuries when he was shot in the arm by an officer.
September 18, 2012

Students were kept home today after a burglary suspect was shot by a police officer inside the north Columbus school.