Lexington School District One breaking ground for new middle school Friday

Lexington County School District One will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new middle school construction project on Friday. The site for the school is at the corner of Beechwoods Drive and US 378 in Lexington. The ceremony will take place on that 34.57 acre site.

The as yet unnamed middle school is scheduled to open in the August of 2019 for the 2019–2020 school year.

The finished school will be about 196,000 square feet and should take about 20 months to build. It is designed for 1,200 students with the capacity to serve 1,500 students.

In June of 2017, the board approved the recommendation of the Administration and Selection Committee to issue an award for a construction management at-risk contract to build a new middle school to H.G. Reynolds Company, Inc. located in Aiken, South Carolina.

Jumper, Carter, Sease Architects is designing the new school. They also designed Pleasant Hill Middle School, River Bluff High, Gilbert High,

White Knoll High, Pelion High and numerous other projects for Lexington District One.
Directions: Go west on US-378 from the town of Lexington. Just after you pass the SummerLake neighborhood on your right, you will see a sign telling you where to park.

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