Parents, students, teachers, and faculty alike have been eagerly anticipating the new Teasley Middle School. The state of the art facility will serve more than 1,350 students starting on Monday, August 4th.
The 239,750 square foot facility is situated on a 47-acre campus and is configured for middle school grades 6-8 to all learn on the same campus. For its first year, class sizes are projected to be 459 sixth-graders, 461 seventh-graders, and 486 eighth-graders.
“Children who will enter the doors of this school in August will experience the future of education… a campus that is equipped with digital-learning technology and staffed with teachers who know how to effectively use it, but also a facility with an even greater focus on the safety and health of students, environmental impact and energy and economic efficiency,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo said as he introduced guests and welcomed them to the school. “The new Teasley Middle School joins the long list of schools that we’ve built with the community’s support of our Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (Ed SPLOST), and our community’s children – today and for generations – will reap the benefits of a quality education as a result.”
Students attending the new school can look forward to classrooms that all feature smart boards, computers, and additional technology to facilitate 21st century learning. The new media center features CCSD’s new prototypical digital learning-friendly design.
The former Teasley MS campus will be open for the 2014-2015 school year as the home of the new ACE Academy, CCSD’s daytime alternative middle school and high school program.