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Lexington District One breaks ground for new middle school

LEXINGTON, S.C. — On Friday, October 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., Lexington County School District One will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new middle school construction project located at the corner of Beechwoods Drive and Highway #378 in Lexington.

The ceremony takes place on that 34.57 acre site.

The as yet unnamed middle school located on Highway #378 will 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.