A federal judge has approved Tucson Unified School District's plan to close 11 schools.
The district governing board initiated closure of the schools in December — pending the court’s approval — as part of the solution toward bridging a more than $17 million budget shortfall the district is facing in the 2013-2014.
Schools approved for closure are:
• Brichta Elementary School, 2110 W. Brichta Drive
• Carson Middle School, 7777 E. Stella Road
• Corbett Elementary School, 5949 E. 29th St.
• Fort Lowell-Townsend K-8, 2120 N. Beverly Blvd.
• Hohokam Middle School, 7400 S. Settler
• Howenstine High School 555 S. Tucson Blvd.
• Lyons Elementary School, 7555 E. Dogwood St.
• Maxwell Middle School, 2802 W. Anklam Road (Note: Maxwell will be reopened as a new K-8 school)
• Menlo Park Elementary, 1100 W Fresno St.
• Schumaker Elementary School, 501 N. Maguire
• Wakefield Middle School, 101 W. 44th St.