School system continues growth
by Gary Hanner
Jan 06, 2010 | 1914 views |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Margaret/Argo School
Margaret/Argo School
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Moody Middle School
Moody Middle School
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Ragland School addition
Ragland School addition
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Growth in St. Clair County continues and so does enrollment at the county schools. So much, that two new schools are currently under construction and an addition is almost complete at Ragland.

Currently, there are about 8,400 students enrolled in the St. Clair County School System.

Ragland addition

St. Clair Schools Superintendent Jenny Seals said the addition at Ragland is scheduled to be complete this month. Lathan and Associates are the architects for the project while construction is being done by Eugene Turner General Contractor, Inc.

The addition includes six classrooms and a library. Also being built at the two-story school is an administration office and storage space. All total, 16,500 square feet at a total cost of $2.5 million.

Margaret/Argo School

Seals said Lathan and Associates are the architects for this school while construction is being done by Stabridg Construction Company Inc. The school will house students from Kindergarten through fifth-grade.

The new school will total 84,000 square feet with 38 classrooms, which includes the science, computer and art labs as well as the library. A regulation gymnasium is also being built. Total cost of the school is $8.8 million.

The school is scheduled to be ready August, 2010.

Moody Middle School

Seals said McKee and Associates are the architects for this school and construction is being done by Blaylock Building Company. The school will house fourth through sixth-grades and is scheduled to open August, 2010.

The new Moody Middle School will cost $8.9 million to build. There are 30 classrooms, along with a library, two science labs, two computer labs, a regulation gymnasium, lunchroom and storage areas. The school will total 82,000 square feet.

“We are excited about the completion of the schools and look forward to getting into them,” said Seals. “All three schools are beautiful.”

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