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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the school be located?
The new middle school will be located at the site of the current Vance Middle School.

What grades will it serve?
The middle school will serve grades 6, 7, and 8, which is approximately 900 students.

What will be the name of the new middle school?
The name of the new middle school has not been determined.

Where will the current students attend during construction?
Students will continue to attend classes in the current building until the new school is completed. Once students move into the new building, the old building will be torn down and parking for the new school will be added.

When will the new school be completed?
The new middle school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021.

What is the timeline of the project?
Spring 2019-Demolition of houses behind existing school
Summer 2019-Beginning of sitework
Fall 2019-Spring 2020-Renovate existing gym
Fall 2019-Fall 2020-Build related arts wing
Fall 2019-Spring 2021-Build remaining structure
Summer 2021-Move into new school
Summer 2021-Tear down existing school and build parking lots
August 2021-Begin classes in new school

How will construction impact the surrounding traffic patterns?
During the course of construction, short-term closures of Columbia between College and Tremont may be required. The community will be given as much notice as possible if this is necessary.

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